The June 5 primary may look drama free. After all… The presidential contest? Settled. The U.S. Senate race? Not too exciting.
But thanks to retirements, redistricting and California’s new top-two primary, the conventional wisdom about incumbents having safe seats is being turned on it’s head.
Host Scott Shafer moderated the conversation on Forum Friday, zooming in on several hotly-contested Congressional races and analyzing two political reforms that have completely re-shuffled the deck.
He’s joined by:
- Carla Marinucci, political writer for The San Francisco Chronicle
- Eric McGhee, research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and author of “Open Primaries,” a report prepared for PPIC about the possible impacts of Proposition 14
- Matt Rexroad, Yolo County supervisor, Republican political consultant and founding partner at Meridian Pacific
- Robert Stern, former president of the Center for Governmental Studies
Take a listen: