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November 14, 2002 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Sheriff Lee Baca withdrew his endorsement of Los Angeles City Councilman Nick Pacheco on Wednesday because of "hate-filled" attacks on the councilman's rival and persuaded the author of the ads to suspend the mail campaign. "I am deeply troubled by the extremely negative and hate-filled attacks your supporters and associates are making against Antonio Villaraigosa," Baca wrote to Pacheco. "Therefore, I must withdraw my endorsement of your candidacy." Even though Ricardo A.
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November 7, 2002 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
Former state Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa, who lost the race for Los Angeles mayor last year, said Wednesday that he will run for City Council. Villaraigosa told The Times that he is prepared to challenge incumbent Nick Pacheco in the March election to represent the 14th Council District, which includes parts of Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock and Mount Washington. The campaign promises to be an expensive and hard-fought contest.
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March 17, 2003 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
City Councilman-elect Antonio Villaraigosa, who vowed to run a positive campaign in his bid to unseat incumbent Nick Pacheco, sent voters several mailers in the waning days of this month's Los Angeles municipal election that his opponent says violated that pledge. The three mailers accused Pacheco of responsibility for several controversial campaign episodes linked to two of his longtime friends.
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June 13, 2003 | Jessica Garrison and Matea Gold, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles City Councilman Nick Pacheco could have served out his last months in office quietly keeping up appearances after losing his seat in the March election. Instead, he dusted himself off and led the council's budget committee and then the entire 15-member council into a contentious debate with Mayor James K. Hahn. Ultimately, the council rejected Hahn's budget plan, fraying long-term political alliances while raising its own profile.
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May 20, 2005 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
The campaign to replace Antonio Villaraigosa on the Los Angeles City Council kicked off Thursday when Nick Pacheco announced his candidacy for the seat he lost two years ago to the mayor-elect. The race should be a heated one. Jose Huizar, president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board, is expected to enter the race next week, and state Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) is pondering a run, among other names being mentioned.
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February 21, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy and Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writers
Less than two weeks before the election, the fund-raising race has tightened in two key Los Angeles City Council contests, according to disclosure statements filed with the city Thursday. In northeast Los Angeles' 14th District, former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa raised $241,800 during January and February for his bid to unseat Councilman Nick Pacheco. Pacheco raised far less during the reporting period but maintains an overall edge.
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January 14, 2003 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
Facing a tough reelection battle in March, Los Angeles City Councilman Nick Pacheco sparred with his challengers, former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa and one-time Olympic boxing champion Paul Gonzalez, during a debate in Highland Park on Monday evening. It marked the first time that Villaraigosa and Pacheco have met publicly since one of Pacheco's associates mailed two disparaging fliers about Villaraigosa's character in November.
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November 13, 2002 | Tina Daunt and Matea Gold, Times Staff Writers
Politically powerful Latinos and other elected officials heightened pressure Tuesday on an Alhambra attorney to stop his attack campaign against Los Angeles City Council candidate Antonio Villaraigosa, as evidence surfaced of the attorney's professional troubles. According to the California Bar Journal, Ricardo A. Torres II, a personal injury lawyer, was suspended in January for 30 days for allegedly committing "acts of moral turpitude."
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October 29, 2005 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Council candidate Nick Pacheco on Friday called on main rival Jose Huizar to order a supporter to stop handing out copies of old and unflattering newspaper articles about him. In a news release, the former city councilman, who is running for the 14th District seat, alleged that a Huizar backer, Alvin Parra, was using his home as a base to send volunteers into neighborhoods with copies of four Los Angeles Times articles.
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