While Republicans stand on the sidelines and wring their hands, the fight to succeed Democrat Jerry Brown is likely to be the most wide-open and unpredictable California governor’s race in the last two decades.
One would hardly know it, though, talking to voters who haven’t the foggiest notion who’s pursuing the job.
In more than three dozen interviews throughout the Bay Area and its fringes — with Democrats, Republicans and independents ranging in age from their early 30s to late 70s — fewer than a handful could properly identify the candidates seeking the office.
It underscores the disconnect between your average Californian and the political insiders, obsessed as they are over the fight for chairmanship of the state Democratic Party, or the litmus test imposed by liberals pushing a Sacramento-run universal healthcare plan.
Source: LA Times