Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Issa endorses Berman?

I'm not sure I believe it either but he did just that on Sunday at the annual American Spirit Awards from the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors.

This is perplexing. There is a Republican in the race. There are, in fact, three. While it's unlikely any will win in November, I can't think of a time when a Republican endorsed a Democrat, especially when sticking it to a fellow Republican.

Does this help or hurt Berman? I don't know how many Republicans will be swayed by this endorsement. You don't score points endorsing a Democrat. Democrats dislike Issa. I'd guess that Berman will lose a few votes if they hear Issa saying he's a guy the Republicans can work with.

Will Howard Berman use this endorsement to go hard after Republican votes? Will Brad Sherman use it against him?


  1. You have to remember that with the open primary it's a whole new ball game. Sherman's who is generally considered to be the more left wing candidate is telling people his best shot will be to keep Berman out of the runoff. The fact that Republicans don't want to participate in electing someone they don't support shouldn't surprise anyone.

  2. Of course. It works both ways. You'll have a tough time finding Democrats who'll vote for Issa. Many despise him.