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  •  I agree on the Latino bench (3+ / 0-)

    it's just that much of our current Latino bench is either really new, not interested in SoS, or leave a lot to be desired. The only veteran state-level SoCal Latino politicians that I really respect are John Perez and (barely) Kevin de Leon.

    Also, SoS seems to be a dead-end job. March Fong Eu was the last one to upgrade...to ambassador to Micronesia in 1994. Bowen just got a ton of flak in the press for a huge backlog in processing business filings and seems to be done with politics. So it's not a job with a good track record for career advancement.

    23, D, pragmatic progressive (-4.50, -5.18), CA-14.

    by kurykh on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 12:40:45 PM PDT

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    •  Jerry Brown got the best upgrade! n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      In fact, the occasional victory for the GOP cannot hide the fact that this country is fast heading into another era, not of two-party democracy, but a party-and-a-half system. And the GOP is the half a party- Larry Sabato

      by lordpet8 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:35:37 PM PDT

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      •  Well, yes (2+ / 0-)
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        but not everyone is the son of a former governor and it ain't the 70s anymore.

        23, D, pragmatic progressive (-4.50, -5.18), CA-14.

        by kurykh on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:43:21 PM PDT

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        •  true Brown was one lucky guy! (1+ / 0-)
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          He was the sole statewide elected Dem and thus in the strongest position to run for governor for his party. Plus he had the benefit to run the Watergate landslide.

          In fact, the occasional victory for the GOP cannot hide the fact that this country is fast heading into another era, not of two-party democracy, but a party-and-a-half system. And the GOP is the half a party- Larry Sabato

          by lordpet8 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:48:16 PM PDT

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