Special interest money

WHY IS SO MUCH SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY FLOWING INTO A CALIFORNIA ELECTION?

 Note from East County Magazine’s editor:  Although the 80th District does not currently include East County, with redistricting it soon will include portions of the inland region.  The winner of this special election is expected to run for reelection in November.

By Ben Christopher, CalMatters

CalMatters is a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters

CalMatters is a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters

April 4, 2022 (Sacramento) - If you want a vision of California’s political future in 2022, consider San Diego a crystal ball.

Tuesday, the polls close in one of the more contentious of an unusual flurry of special electionsprompted by the “Great Resignation” of state legislators. A south San Diego Assembly seat opened up when progressive Lorena Gonzalez, a one-person factory of state-shaping, headline-grabbing legislationstepped down in January to take the top job at the California Labor Federation, the state branch of the AFL-CIO.


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