He’s a Rhodes scholar. She’s UCLA. He can burn up the piano keys. She loves to watch her son playing soccer. He could become Los Angeles’ first Jewish mayor; she would be the first woman elected to the job, the Associated Press reports. Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, rival Democrats headed for a May 21 runoff, would put a different stamp on the top office in the nation’s second most populous city. But despite the contrasts, what really stands out about them is how much they are alike. Both come to the race with left-leaning pedigrees, roots in the San Fernando Valley, where each grew up, and years of experience working the hallways and committee rooms inside City Hall. A key challenge for both will be standing out and connecting with voters who supported someone else in the primary, or didn’t go to the polls Tuesday.

“In order to win the election, you have to change people’s minds,” said Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles…

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