The entrance of Vito Imbasciani into the race to succeed Ted Lieu (D-Twitter) made the race a lot more interesting. Before his entrance, former Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D) and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified board member Ben Allen (D). Oh, and add Sandra Fluke (D), who switched this morning, making me rewrite this long analysis. Fluke joins the race with Congresswoman Janice Hahn's support, which signals that Hahn worked for the move to avoid a split of women votes between Fluke and Wendy Greuel.
Allen is a Berkeley-trained lawyer who lectures at UCLA Law and went to Harvard undergrad who has been on the school board since 2008. He can draw from the Santa Monica/Venice anti-Betsy crowd who are still very angry about the 2012 election, when Butler moved from the harder to win AD66 to seek More Analysis