LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Democratic Party has picked Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to chair its national convention this summer in Charlotte, N.C.

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, says in an email to DNC members that Villaraigosa will be nominated to chair the September convention.

Chairing the national convention, where Democrats are expected to nominate President Barack Obama for a second term, will place Villaraigosa in a national spotlight. Overseeing the gathering will also place the Latino mayor front and center as Democrats woo Latino support for Obama and other candidates.

Wasserman Schultz tells DNC members that Villaraigosa has empowered people during his career and will encourage engagement from Americans across the country.

Villaraigosa was elected mayor in 2005 and re-elected in 2009.

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Comments (9)
  1. alg says:

    The Mayor was elected with UNOFFICIAL ILLEGAL ALIEN VOTES.!!!!
    Do an investigation, and you’ll find out. Most of the LEGAL CITIZENS have finally wized up,.

  2. craig says:

    Great, something more to feed his ego. Fitting they would pick the biggest tool on the planet and make him the face of the Dem party.

  3. meme says:

    THe WORST DO NOTHING CORRUPT MAYORS OF ALL TIME !!!!! The GOP will not have any trouble finding dirt on this loser.

  4. gp says:

    Carefull Obama, Antonio might skip the conventation make a proclomation at a Basketball game!

  5. Johnny Johnston says:

    That picture of Villaragosa up there on the top reminds me of that donkey from the movie Shrek. Can you dig it?
    Great choice, kudos to whomever choose it!

  6. F C says:

    Why the chose a loser, unethical-like politician ???

    1. alg says:

      Unfortunately, OBAMA, our illustrious President, has been fed ILLEGAL ALIEN PROPAGANDA. After all with the most illegal aliens in Los Angeles, and California, not to mention those who proclaim they are citizens but are also illegal from stealing identities of dead people, and using other citizens SOCIAL SECURITY numbers provide the votes that OBAMA thinks will help him get re-elected.
      NOT SO. I think that this next election will be a big surprise for everyone, and I don’t mean a republican victory.

  7. alg says:

    I meant to mention that the great enemy of american citizens is our elected mayor of Los Angeles california, VILLAGROSSA…!!!

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