LA Times endorses Republican Swearengin for CA Controller
The Los Angeles Times, a liberal newspaper, has endorsed a second Republican for a statewide office. First they endorsed Pete Peterson for Secretary of State and now they've endorsed Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin for controller. It's out of character but welcome for the GOP. It's also pretty much worthless. Neither Peterson nor Swearengin have significant Republican competition and would make top two without any endorsement. It'll really count if The Times endorses the candidates in November when they are up against a Democrat.