Mayor Villaraigosa said there have been great improvements in the city of Los Angeles over the course of his term, in areas like education, crime and clean energy.
Mayor Villaraigosa has raised $2.7-million for his campaign through December 31, far more than any of his opponents.
The mayor faces nine little-known challengers in the primary election on March 3.
All the challengers participated in a forum for mayoral candidates at Holman Methodist church in south Los Angeles Saturday.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was a no show.
The event was sponsored by the national association for equal justice in America.
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