Karen Bass Beats Rick Caruso In L.A. Mayoral Race: Projection

  • Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) has won the election to be the next mayor of Los Angeles, beating businessman Rick Caruso, according to a projection.
  • A congresswoman since 2013, 69-year-old Bass was backed heavily by the Democratic establishment, having garnered endorsements from President Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, among other big names.
  • Caruso, a billionaire businessman who spent tens of millions on the race, campaigned as an outspoken law and order candidate and gained popularity among a number of high profile celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry, and Gwyneth Paltrow.