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Gascón finds his moment in LA district attorney’s race

Former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón seemed on a daunting course last fall when he left to challenge his two-term counterpart in Los Angeles as a progressive reformer. It’s never easy to engage a county of 10 million people on any issue, and police misconduct and racial inequities in the criminal justice system were hardly top-of-mind issues for most voters at the end of 2019.

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