Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says reports this week that he’s dating another TV reporter will not be a factor in whether he decides to run for California governor.
The Democratic mayor said Wednesday the public has scant interest in his personal life.
He says his decision on entering the 2010 contest will depend only on whether he can best serve Californians.
The mayor is reportedly dating Lu Parker, a former Miss USA who works at KTLA-TV. Villaraigosa’s wife, Corina, filed for divorce in 2007 during his affair with another local newscaster, Mirthala Salinas. The divorce is pending, and he later split with Salinas.
Villaraigosa declined to comment about Parker.
When asked whether he was in love, he said, “I love life.”
Knowing what a PIG Mayor Tony has been over the years, means it probably doesn’t matter. Lu is one of many and two years later note the Los Angeles Mayor is still not divorced.
Mayor Villaraigosa is going nowhere in the California Governor’s race anyway. If Mirthala Salinas wasn’t enough to sink him in his infamous summer of love in 2007, then the latest Los Angeles Magazine Cover calling him a failure will be sufficient.
On the other hand, the two other probable candidates for the Democrat Governor’s nomination, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Jerry Brown have their own personal baggage, so you never know.
But, I am certain that Lu Parker won’t be around should Mayor Villar decide to take a 2010 political plunge.
Lu, have you scheduled that lunch with Mirthala yet?