Anybody But Huffman!
It should be no surprise that I hate Democratic congressional hopeful Jared Huffman's guts. If there's a piece of nanny state legislation in this state, Huffman's been either a sponsor of, or at least voted for it.
His crowning achievement is probably the "Egg Safety Act", or something along that line, that essentially shuts off the flow of eggs from out of state unless they meet California's "cage free" standards. When Prop 2- that cage free egg initiative- fully takes effect and the price for a dozen eggs goes to $4.00 or more, you'll have Jared Huffman to blame.
I don't know that North Korea even does that sort of thing. We should be in a shooting war over this, since it literally takes food from people's mouths.
Huffman must be defeated. A tall order as he seems to be the favorite in this Authoritarian state and district. The only chance for defeating him lies with the Republicans, but not in the way some might think: The Republicans need to come together in force and back another Democrat in the primary.
A fairly prominent local Republican pointed out to me a while back they have a good chance of getting their candidate into the general election, despite the new blanket primary. With so many Democrats in the race, their vote will be split. With 30% or so of the registered voters being Republicans, that might well be enough to get Republican Dan Roberts into the November runoff. Except Dan Roberts has little, if any, chance against Huffman.
The Republicans need to join together and support the other Democrat most likely to win. That looks to be either be Susan Adams or Stacey Lawson. If they do, perhaps we can get one of them into the runoff. Then there's a decent chance of winning if the Republicans all back the anti- Huffman candidate.
The only downside to my proposal is that it assumes the Republicans won't back a proven authoritarian like Huffman. It also assumes Republicans would be willing to put aside their fraternal ties to the party and think of the bigger picture.
Those downsides are pretty big as I've found Republicans have their fair share of Authoritarians who might support Huffman because he "gets things done". I've also found most Republicans- at least the ones I know- are fraternal above all else, including issues.
Things don't look good under even my proposed scenario and the bad guy will likely win again.