A Matter of Concern
In the race for U,S. Senate it is quite clear that Diane Feinstein will win the primary and move on to the general election. The critical question is who will come in second in the primary and move on to the general election in our top two system.
Until yesterday this was not a significant issue. It looked like Kevin de León was well ahead and would come in second and thus move on to the Fall election contest. As you may know Kevin de León was the principal author of the California Values Act- or Sanctuary bill. He has been a leader in defense of immigrant communities. As Senate pro tem he was also been a leader in favor of a number of issues including passing a bill for Health Care for Alllater blocked in the Assembly, and a progressive budget among a number of issues. https://www.kevindeleon.com/about-kevin
As of April 26 poll by the Institute for Government Studies at U.C. Berkeley, de Leon only leads Republican James P. Bradley by 1 point, it is a statistical tie. Bradley is running on an America First campaign. Bradley if focused on opposing sanctuary legislation and this position is very popular among Republicans and conservatives. He supports “taking America and California back” and America First. His web page points to the Hispanic population as a cause for alarm, ( they are by far the largest population group by ethnicity).
The race for second place today is between Kevin de León and James P. Bradley. http://jbradley2018.com The race is significant because the November race will either be between Diane Feinstein’s a moderate Democrat and the campaign of a right wing provocative Republican, or it will be between Feinstein and Kevin de León a well established, experienced candidate who has defended immigrants’ rights, jobs and the multicultural California.
In the race for Governor the leading Republican candidate is making a similar argument.