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GOP’s Riordan Endorses Dem Loretta Sanchez for Senate

It’s a knock-down, drag-out, Democrat-on-Democrat battle between Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s soon-to-be-vacant seat — and Sanchez is appealing to jilted Republicans with an endorsement from former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.

Richard Riordan (Jerod Harris / Getty)

Blue State Blues: The 17 Worst Ideas in the CA Democratic Platform

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced his campaign for the Democratic Party nomination for president this past week. One of his top priorities is to convert the United States to the metric system. Doing so, presumably, will make us more “international.” It sounds silly, yet here in California, the most recent Democratic Party Platform officially backs ideas that are just as bad. It can do so, because the opposition is so weak. Here, in non-metric style, are the top 17 worst ideas.

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)

Koch Brothers Get Involved in All-Democrat Race?

The hard leftists in the California Democratic party, panicked at the thought of labor-supporting Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, losing the race for the seat in the 7th State Senate District to Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer, have pointed out that a group supported by the establishment GOP Koch brothers has created an ad attacking Bonilla.

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Former LA Times Editor New Communications Director for CA Dems

On Tuesday, Christopher Cadelago, political reporter in The Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Bureau, revealed another example of exactly how strong the links remain between the mainstream media and the Democratic Party, tweeting:

Michael Soller, a former editor on the op-ed pages at the L.A. Times, named communications director for @CA_Dem.

— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) April 14, 2015

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Some Democrats Willing to Fight Public Sector Unions

The latest battle in the intra-party struggle between moderate and more leftist California Democrats comes from the East Bay, where a state Senate seat pits Orinda Democrat Steve Glazer, who has championed banning transit strikes and higher standards for teacher tenure, against union-backed Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord.

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