CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 29

by CalWatchdog Staff | November 29, 2016 9:24 am

Good morning. Happy Tuesday. The Associated Press projected winners in two of the last and most high-profile races in the state: Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, and Josh Newman, a Democrat who was elected to the state Senate.

Issa was sent back to Washington[1] for his ninth term after squeaking through what was easily the toughest race of his career. He been a constant thorn in the side of the Obama administration in recent years as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee — a position he recently rotated out of — and had just a 2,348-vote lead as of Monday afternoon. 

Newman’s name is likely not too familiar to most readers, having no prior political career. But his victory over Republican Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang officially gives Democrats a two-thirds supermajority in the Legislature. In other words, free rein.

Here’s more[2] on what the supermajority means — and doesn’t mean. 

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