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Transportation Moving Votes in Harman’s L.A. Congressional Race

Contested congressional primaries in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Arkansas are drawing the lion's share of media attention today, but many Los Angelenos are eyeing June 8 as their Super Tuesday. That day will bring voters to the polls in a race between Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) and Marcy Winograd, who is challenging the eight-term lawmaker from the left.

5_18_10_harman.jpgRep. Jane Harman (D-CA), left, meeting with transit union members. (Photo: Damien Newton)

As L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa makes a play for federal assistance with his "30/10" transit initiative, transportation has become a salient issue in the race. Streetsblog LA's Damien Newton tracked both candidates at separate infrastructure rallies this week. From his piece:

[T]he two candidates' positions also reflect a newpolitical reality for candidates in Southern California. Los Angelesnow has an organized community dedicated to green transportation orLivable Streets causes. It's now smart politics to embrace transit andbike riding in the "Car Capital of America." Both Harman and Winogradare embracing two key programs in the Livable Streets platform in LosAngeles: accelerating transit expansion and securing cyclist rights.

Check out his full report right here.

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