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Where Liberals Still Rule

In California, it's leftward ho!

Nov 18, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 10 • By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS
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The worst of it is, says GOP strategist Dan Schnur, the legislature "is about to get lefter. Up and down the state, Sheila Kuehl's candidates won primaries against more moderate Democrats. For the last four years the state's business leaders have had to work harder and harder to find enough moderate Democrats to work with. By January, when the new class comes in, it will be impossible." Against that backdrop, a vacillating "moderate" governor offers little reassurance.

Debra J. Saunders writes a nationally syndicated column for the San Francisco Chronicle.