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Villaraigosa

Democrat from California

Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, is a candidate for California governor, former mayor of Los Angeles and former state Assembly speaker. 

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Recent stories featuring Antonio Villaraigosa

Checking the facts on California’s wealth and poverty

PolitiFact California has fact-checked numerous claims on the Golden State's extreme wealth and poverty. This article is a compilation of those fact checks, with a focus on assertions by candidates in the 2018 California governor's race. 

Provocative Trump ad gives wrong impression on immigrants

President Trump’s re-election campaign released a provocative video featuring an undocumented immigrant accused of killing two Northern California sheriff’s deputies. The spot accurately captures the outbursts of the accused killer, but also fuels the stereotype that undocumented immigrants are largely violent.

Do only a fraction of California’s Latino and black students go to four-year colleges?

Candidate for governor Antonio Villaraigosa claimed only 13 percent of California’s Latino and black students go to four-year colleges. We found his claim gives the wrong impression for both groups.

PolitiFact California’s Top 10 Most Popular Fact Checks of 2017

Eye-opening claims that California has the sixth largest economy on the planet, the highest poverty rate in the nation and that President Trump’s border wall will cost one and a half times as much as an aircraft carrier all made PolitiFact California’s Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2017.