Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled this week to be named as the next Convention Chair for the Democratic National Committee, sources close to the mayor confirmed on Tuesday.

The official announcement is scheduled to be made this week and will give the mayor a prominent post at the national convention scheduled for Charlotte, North Carolina, the week of Sept. 3.

Villaraigosa would not comment on the post.

In selecting Villaraigosa to chair the convention, the White House is reaching out to Latino voters across the country in what is expected to be a tight race against the Republican nominee.

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