Tuesday, May 29, 2012

57th Assembly Race Turns Dirty

Newly drawn political boundaries and a new way of electing state lawmakers is the highlight of the upcoming June 5 primary. The changes could bring Democrats total control of the state Senate. As Republicans, Democrats and independents fight over contested seats,the new primary system has resulted in same-party runoffs.

The newly drawn 57th Assembly District in the heavily Latino, mostly Democrat, East San Gabriel Valley has become a bitter contest between two former party allies.

Pacifica’s Ernesto Arce has more from Los Angeles.