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Villaraigosa to Run for U.S. Senate?

Mayor Villaraigosa took a bite out of dineLA's Restaurant Week earlier this year (Elise Thompson/LAist)
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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa decided not to run for Governor this summer and media consultant Charles Feldman believes he knows why: "Many have been puzzled by his decision recently not to run for governor; I am not. That's because I think he has already begun seriously entertaining the notion of running for the US Senate," he writes on The Huffington Post.The key to this is the future of Senator Dianne Feinstein. Will she run for Governor and win? Will she retire near the age of 80 when her current term is up in 2012? Or will she go for reelection, which she will undoubtedly win.

If the former two, Feldman opines, "I think there is a good reason to believe that, this time, the outlook on Villaraigosa's political future will turn out to be an accurate one."