A Billionaire Heiress and a Bernie-Backed Progressive Face off in California Primary

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    JonLP
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    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis, the Democrat currently representing California’s 53rd Congressional District, has decided not to seek reelection, leaving the safe Democratic seat open for a Democrat who will likely emerge from the crowded primary field.

    According to the most recent poll on the race, from the San Diego Times Union, there are two clear frontrunners heading into the March 3 top-two primary, in which the recipients of the two largest vote totals, regardless of party, will advance to the November general election ballot: former Hillary Clinton adviser Sara Jacobs, a Democrat, and Marine Corps pilot Chris Stoddard, a Republican.

    Placing third in the poll is San Diego City Council President Georgette Gómez, a progressive whose policy platform includes support for Medicare for All and a Green New Deal and who has been endorsed by national progressive group Justice Democrats and by presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.)

    Jacobs, whose endorsers tend to occupy the more moderate wing of the Democratic Party, appears to have consolidated the lion’s share of the support in the race, with 23 percent of voters telling the pollster they would vote for her over the 10 other Democrats she is running against. It’s likely that her overwhelming support among Democrats will prevent a second Democrat from advancing to the general election ballot along with her.

    https://readsludge.com/2020/02/26/a-billionaire-heiress-and-a-bernie-sanders-backed-progressive-face-off-in-california-primary/

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    Snort McDork
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    Can’t let a Republican lite win this seat.

    I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

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