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THE Nooner for August 20, 2016

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Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend has started out well!

CA07 (East Sacto County): Ami Bera says his family is trying to move on; rips Scott Jones over lawsuit [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - “Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, whose father was sentenced to a year in prison for election fraud, says the family is trying to move on from what was a “grave mistake” while ensuring that his 82-year-old mother is cared for.”

CA32 (West Covina): Embattled Assemblyman Roger Hernández drops bid for Congress: 'I don't have the fight in me to continue [Sophia Bollag @ LAT] - “Under fire over domestic violence allegations and questions about taking a medical leave of absence from the Legislature, Assemblyman Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) indicated Friday that he was no longer actively campaigning for a U.S. House seat against Democratic Rep. Grace Napolitano.”

FAMILY MATTERS: Casino politics: Condit's firm is lobbying for tribe in front of panel his son-in-law chairs [Patrick McGreevy @ LAT] — “A casino operator has hired former Rep. Gary Condit's firm to lobby the state Legislature at a time when the legislative panel overseeing gambling issues is chaired by Condit’s son-in-law.”

THE TRUMP FACTOR: Two GOP candidates steer clear of Donald Trump [Martinn Wisckol @ OCR] — “Reflecting Trump’s increasingly awkward relationship with down-ticket GOP candidates, the Republicans in those state races sound like they wouldn’t touch their presidential nominee with a 10-foot pole.”

GOP once posted uniformed guards at polls in Latino parts of Santa Ana. Is Trump's call for poll watchers an echo of that time? [Kurtis Lee @ LAT] - “The guards, dressed in navy blue attire, had been hired by the campaign of Curt Pringle, a Republican state Assembly candidate from Garden Grove, and the Orange County Republican Party. Their mission? Monitor the polling places to ensure no fraudulent ballots were cast, insisted Pringle and officials from the county GOP.”

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to former SPI Delaine Eastin, Sherry Loveland, and the BOE's Alex Vassar!

 

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