The new political reality in California finds a moderate Democrat and a Republican elected to the State Legislature from a heretofore reliably bluest of blue Democratic district. Progressive hacks take note.
As the March 17th Special Election for the State Senate District 7 seat unfolds, there are, as they say on ESPN, “key match-ups” to watch between the three viable candidates, Democrats Susan Bonilla, Joan Buchanan, and Steve Glazer.
Three Democratic candidates running for the California State Senate all disagreed with plans by Governor Brown to divert Northern California through water tunnels to the Central Valley and Southern California.
In the Special Election for the State Senate District 7 seat, candidate endorsements seem to be the only news in a contest where its difficult to see any differences in the policies of the leading candidates, Assemblywomen Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and termed out Joan Buchanan of Alamo.
Buchanan’s former District (AD-16) includes 605 of voters in Senate District 7, while her chief Democrat opponent Susan Bonilla’s AD-14 district voters (and her name recognition and favorability) only account for 20% of SD-7.