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What’s Up With OC Dems?

I’m a little late on this one, but the LA Times ran a piece on the 35th State Senate District primary results, and I found a few of the chunks of this article interesting:

…most Democratic strategists think Caballero shouldn’t get his hopes up. Mark Petracca, a political science professor at UC Irvine, points out that most incumbents have made sure their district boundaries are drawn to their advantage. In Republican-dominated Orange County, “historically, most Democrats are sacrificial lambs,” he said.


“If we don’t show this year that we have viable Democrats, then what’s there to look forward to?” [Jim Moreno, regional director of the Orange County Democratic Party] said, explaining that Orange County Democrats are going through a rebuilding process. “The Yankees didn’t become champions overnight.”

Lambs or Yankees?

[LA Times Story]