|Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown and challenger Eloise Reyes|
"Corruptus in Extremis"
- California's phony "election reform" has given us this Democrat vs Democrat contest - one of 16 such races in the state.
- Not only do voters have no meaningful choices on their ballots, but the candidates are nothing more than the bought and paid for lackeys of outside special interest groups.
- Local voters have no real choice. They only have the right to vote for bought off candidate "A" or bought off candidate "B".
(89.3 KPCC) - As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton battle for the White House, races further down the ballot in California are getting heated — and expensive.
Outside groups are spending millions in local races to help their favored candidates reach Sacramento. This year, no state race has seen more outside spending than the 47th Assembly District in the Inland Empire.
There, outside groups have thrown more than $3.7 million into the election, with more than $1.4 million of that coming since the primary. Oil industry and labor groups have been the biggest spenders.
This working class, largely Latino and African-American area includes Colton, Fontana and San Bernardino. The election pits two Democrats against each other, attorney Eloise Reyes and incumbent Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, who was first elected to the seat in 2012.
Their contest hinges on economic and environmental issues. "The region desperately needs jobs, but it also has significant environmental concerns that need to be addressed," said Karthick Ramakrishnan, who teaches political science at the University of California, Riverside.
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|The 47th Assembly District in San Bernardino|