Readers React Opinion: Will the #MeToo movement affect the fortunes of Newsom and Villaraigosa? We can only hope

By Howard C. Mandel, Los Angeles

Gubernatorial candidates Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa were in positions of power when they had extramarital affairs as mayors of, respectively, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In Newsom's case, he confessed to an affair with a woman who worked for him; Villaraigosa had a relationship with a Telemundo reporter. We should expect powerful leaders not to take advantage of their positions of power as Villaraigosa and Newsom did.