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No one has ever gone straight from City Hall to the White House. Could LA Mayor Eric Garcetti end that streak?

There are many paths to the presidency, most of them a standard climb from one elected office to the next.

A whole passel of lawmakers have cycled their way through a governorship or the U.S. Senate en route to the White House. Others arrived with less buttoned-down backgrounds. There have been war heroes, a former haberdasher, a onetime movie actor.

And then, of course, there is the current occupant whose resume - real estate developer, beauty pageant promoter, conspiracy monger, reality TV celebrity -

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