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Could Far-Left LA Be Shifting to the Right?

'I guarantee you, homicides will go up... '

(Chris Parker, Headline USA) A traditionally and highly influential Democrat stronghold could be inching towards the Right, as leftist policies continue to wreak devastation, spiking crime rates and homelessness in blue states.

Los Angeles has been an easy win for Democrats over the last few decades. It also has a surprising influence in both state and national elections. However, recent events largely credited to Democrats have left residents struggling and seething in their daily lives,  reported the Associated Press.

These include rising crime rates, rampant homelessness (more than 40,000 residents are living in tents), soaring inflation, higher taxes and years of empty promises. Residents have been hit especially hard with inflation in Los Angeles, often considered the most expensive US city to live in.

Billionaire Rick Caruso remains one of the top candidates for mayor in LA. While Caruso recently changed his political affiliation to the Democrat Party ahead of his mayoral run, he remains one of the race’s most conservative candidates.

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For example, Caruso has promised to increase funding for police, rather than defund them (a popular theme during the Left’s violent national insurgency just two years ago). This has helped Caruso gain support as crime continues to grip Los Angeles.

His plan includes hiring an additional 1,500 police officers. He’s currently running against Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif.

Los Angeles may also play a role in helping California elect a more conservative district attorney, according to KPBS. Los Angeles County is already working to recall its liberal district attorney George Gascón, which includes efforts by “some of his own prosecutors who object to some of his progressive reforms.”

Some of the front runners for the position of California’s district attorney include a conservative-learning independent (Anne Marie Schubert), a pragmatic Republican (Nathan Hochman), and a more traditional conservative (Eric Early).

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Early admitted that “If you’re going to take one statewide position, at one point in time in California, where a non-Democrat could win, it’s the attorney general position.”

The city is also expected to reelect Alex Villanueva as sheriff. Villanueva ran as a Democrat but has recently come under heavy criticism for supporting conservative values. For example, he refused to enforce LA’s vaccine mandate among deputies due to being short-staffed.

“I guarantee you, homicides will go up,” he told Fox News. “A lot of things will go up, and response times are going to get longer and longer.” Villanueva has also criticized the “woke left.”

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