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#1. We're not a homogeneous party, anymore than the Republicans are. But we are a party that I think has a plan to take us forward. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#2. Every president, Democrat or Republican, every Congress, has gotten behind the idea that we have to invest in our highways, our bridges, our roads, our airports. The idea that now this is somehow a partisan issue, it boggles the mind. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#3. I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#4. When I ran the first time in 2001, they called me 'The Latino Mayor.' By the time I left in 2013, with a 58 percent approval rating, half the people liked me, half the people didn't. I was everybody's mayor. There was never any criticism that I was just for one group. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#5. We stand with President Obama - love doesn't have a color, love doesn't care if you're gay or straight. Love doesn't discriminate. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#6. I believe that the mayor of the most diverse city anywhere in the world has to be a uniter, has to be someone that's comfortable in every community, has to be someone that represents all of us. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#7. Too many Californians are struggling to make ends meet, pay the bills, and send their kids to college. They are looking for progressive leaders in Washington who will fight for them, like Senator Boxer has done for over 20 years. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#8. I've always said that L.A. is the city of America's future. It is to the world what London was in the 19th century and New York in the 20th because of the growth of the Pacific Rim countries. We're the portal to the emerging world. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#9. The great thing about our system of democracy is when they call you for jury duty, you have to come ... It's an honor and a privilege. I was called and I've got to be here. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#10. I have decided not to run for the U.S. Senate and instead continue my efforts to make California a better place to live, work, and raise a family. We have come a long way, but our work is not done, and neither am I. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#11. My father was predisposed to drunken rages. I would hide under the bed. My sister and I were talking just the other day about the terror a drunken man in a rage can create in a child. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#12. There are teachers' unions around the country realizing they want to improve standards of the profession, improve the quality of their profession, and ultimately attract the best and the brightest to their profession. The vast majority of teachers are dedicated and committed. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#13. Let me be clear - no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#14. You've got to do what's right, or what you think is right. And you've got to make tough decisions. And you've got to be willing to take on your friends when you disagree with them. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#15. So laying people off is not something I do lightly, it's not something I relish. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#16. You can't just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and expect people are going to vote for your party or your candidate. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#17. Everybody knows that L.A. is known for its addiction to the single-passenger automobile, the gridlock, the congestion on the freeways. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#18. The fact is this is a great country because we've always embraced immigrants. The fact is we have every right to enforce our borders and to protect them, but we also need to provide a pathway for citizenship. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#19. I'm not looking for a battle with anybody, neither the council nor our labor partners. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#20. How you are perceived is over a continuum of time. So I just keep on working. I've kind of always seen that as the antidote. Just keep on working. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#21. Over the years, I've learned, focus on the job at hand, and opportunities will open after. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#22. Because we believe that you got to build the economy from middle out and not from the top down. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#23. You all know I love L.A., but tonight I really love L.A., - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#24. We in Los Angeles, who have ourselves been helped to stand up - to recover and rebuild after a disaster - want to help the families and communities of the Gulf Coast,. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#25. I don't want to describe either Governor Mitt Romney or the Republicans as stupid, but I will say this - if you look at their platform, the 2012 platform, it looks like it's from another century and maybe even two. It looks like the platform of 1812. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#26. Actually, as president of the Conference of Mayors, we passed the Simpson-Bowles plan as a template, as a template, as a frame work for moving forward and the president has done the same. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#27. I want to figure out how we put California and America back on track - how we bridge this partisan divide that is so polarizing. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#28. My kids and I are spending time together. And we're enjoying that. Family is important; I was gone a lot in the 20 years of public service. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#29. Don't let the Monday morning quarterbacks stop you from being bold. You've got to set a high bar. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#30. I'm excited about Los Angeles because I believe in her. I believe in her destiny. I think that the fact that we have so many different people from so many parts of the world is a big reason why L.A. is the city of America's promise. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#31. If you wave a flag, make it an American Flag. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#32. I know that my heart and my family are here in California, not in Washington, D.C. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#33. Again, if I was going to call Romney and the Republicans stupid, I'm certainly not going to call the Democrats and President Obama stupid. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#34. I've made no secret that although I loved being a legislator, I particularly loved being a chief executive. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#35. Look, you're not going to get me to say that Democrats don't make mistakes. We do. I mentioned two areas - pension reform and seniority and tenure. I've done both - I've advocated for both. I've advocated for - seek for reform as well. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#36. I say to people that Los Angeles is a city of America's hope and its promise. It's a city where we come from every corner of the Earth here to make the American dream happen. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#37. I believe in family values, and I believe that we all ought to be able to have a family and marry if you want to. I don't think the government should be in that business of denying people the fundamental right to marry. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#38. I'm not one of the people who have to be in public office. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#39. I want to be known as the mayor who happens to be Latino who made a difference. I ran to make a difference. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#40. The fact is, when you hear the Republican candidates on immigration, when you see them and hear them talk about contraception, mammograms, abortion, and not the economy, it's clear to me they're moving farther and farther away from the mainstream. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#41. Some critics say I spent too much time on politics. I don't put much stock in the critics. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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#42. In no small part I think all of us kind of look in the mirror and feel good or not feel good about the person we seen in the mirror in no small part because of the jobs we have. - Author: Antonio Villaraigosa
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