Tuesday, March 29, 2016
California U.S. Senate Primary Candidates
The California Secretary of State has a list of candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat. It's not the certified list but I'd guess it'll be pretty close. There are 35 candidates listed, 8 Democrats, 12 Republicans, and 15 NPP/other party. I had no idea that many candidates could be on a ballot, but they may have all qualified. I don't think we've even had 20 candidates running for any office in the past two jungle primaries. So this is uncharted territory. The presence of so many Republicans bodes well for Loretta Sanchez's chances of finishing top two and making the fall ballot.