Los Angeles: The Bradley Challenge

It was no idle political pledge when Los Angeles Mayor Samuel Yorty threatened: "I haven't let loose on him yet." Yorty's target is City Councilman Thomas Bradley, 51, a black lawyer and former police lieutenant who had outdrawn the mayor 42% to 26% in the April 1 mayoral primary.-With a runoff election next week, Bradley has a sizable lead; a recent poll found voters lined up 52% for Bradley, 35% for Yorty. One result is that Yorty, 59, has been waging a desperate, often venomous campaign against Bradley.

Name Calling. Bradley's campaign style...

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