Saturday, July 16, 2011

California Top Two Open Primary Creates Opportunity

CALIFORNIA
Editorial: Who'll fill void left by Nielsen and LaMalfa? (Redding Record Searchlight) Last but far from least, no current incumbent lives in either the Assembly or the Senate district, though some might well move. That — along with the new open primaries next year — raises the prospect of wide-open legislative races in the districts that include Shasta County. And that means opportunity. Shasta County once routinely supplied the political leaders who represented the north state in Sacramento, but the area lost its mojo about a decade ago.

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