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Biden Strikes Deal Allowig Sanders to Retain Hundreds of Delegates, Maintain Influence over Party

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-campaign-reaches-deal-bernie-sanders-retain-hundreds/story?id=70428518&fbclid=IwAR1BCMx2V40wRiYjDLgBLVsd54kptgOrM56XL8uS0E4WsU3LBWkfJo7AWPM

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaigns have reached an agreement that will see the Biden campaign voluntarily appoint some Sanders supporters to serve as delegates at the 2020 Democratic convention, according to a joint memo from the campaigns Thursday morning.

“While Senator Sanders is no longer actively seeking the nomination, the Biden campaign feels strongly that it is in the best interest of the party and the effort to defeat Donald Trump in November to come to an agreement regarding these issues that will ensure representation of Sanders supporters and delegate candidates, both on the floor and in committees,” the memo states.

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CA 25 (Katie Hill's District) Moves from Lean Democratic To Toss Up

Christy Smith is a great candidate, but could very well lose to Navy Vet Mike Garcia. If you can spare some change or time, I'm sure it would help.


California, during a pandemic, would be an unlikely place and time for a GOP upset. After all, Republicans haven't picked up a seat in the state since 1998 and most voters aren't enamored with President Trump's handling of the crisis. In fact, Trump's approval rating has barely budged since November 2018, when Democrat Katie Hill ousted GOP Rep. Steve Knight by seven points in California's 25th district.

But a month out from the May 12 all vote-by-mail special election to replace Hill, both parties view the race between Democratic state Assemblywoman Christy Smith and Republican former Navy fighter pilot Mike Garcia as a nailbiter.

This is a rare case in which both parties ended up with solid, impressive candidates who are straight out of central casting for the district. The 25th CD takes in northern Los Angeles County, including Santa Clarita, and has recently trended blue: four years after voting for Mitt Romney, it voted for Hillary Clinton 50 percent to 43 percent and registered Democrats now outnumber Republicans 38 percent to 32 percent.

To put Garcia's challenge in perspective, Republicans don't hold a single House seat in the country where Clinton received an absolute majority of the vote. But the 25th CD, with its reputation as a bedroom community for police and firefighters, has an independent streak and a considerable defense/aerospace industry. And so far, Garcia's biography appears to be resonating beyond the GOP base.


https://cookpolitical.com/analysis/house/california-house/ca-25-race-replace-katie-hill-moves-lean-democratic-toss
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