Los Angeles Times

'I left it all on the field': Villaraigosa reflects after a bruising loss in California governor's primary

LOS ANGELES - In his sun-splashed home in the Hollywood Hills, Antonio Villaraigosa has been busy writing thank-you notes.

A week after the former Los Angeles mayor's loss in the California governor's race, he has penned more than 100 - and has many more to go. He's talked with longtime friends including Hillary Clinton and dined with allies such as philanthropist Eli Broad, who contributed more than $3.5 million in support of Villaraigosa's bid.

What he hasn't been doing, Villaraigosa said, is second-guessing campaign tactics that led to a distant third-place finish in the June 5 primary,

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