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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Today, Al Muratuschi, candidate for Assembly for the 66th District, joined women’s rights activists Gloria Allred and Sandra Fluke as well as prominent women’s groups such as the National Abortion Rights Action league (NARAL) and the National Organization for Women (NOW) outside the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. They denounced Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s behavior and comments against women, including allegations in a lawsuit against Trump National Golf Club that he fired women who weren’t “pretty enough.”
“We want our daughter to grow up in a country that respects women, that does not discriminate against women based on their gender, age or appearance. A country with a President that supports equal pay, family leave and child care. A President who supports a woman’s right to choose,” says Muratsuchi.
Rafu Shimpo - J.K. YAMAMOTO
Former Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, the Democratic candidate in the 66th Assembly District, and his wife, Hiroko Higuchi, were joined by former Assemblymember Warren Furutani, a candidate in the 35th State Senate District, and his wife, Lisa Abe, at a rally, barbecue and precinct walk in Torrance that launched Muratsuchi’s general election campaign on Sept. 10. The theme was “Take Back the 66th,” referring to the fact that the Republican incumbent, David Hadley, unseated Muratsuchi in 2014. Furutani is running against a fellow Democrat, former Assemblymember Steven Bradford, for the seat being vacated by Democratic State Sen. Isadore Hall, who is running for Congress.
Several elected officials came to show support for Muratsuchi’s return to the Legislature, including Assemblymembers Jimmy Gomez of Los Angeles and Mike Gipson of Carson and Reps. Janice Hahn of San Pedro and Ted Lieu of Manhattan Beach. Hahn is running for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Los Angeles Times - Christine Mai-Duc
A couple years ago, a nationwide Republican tidal wave that gave the GOP control of Congress showed up on a smaller scale on California’s shores: A handful of Republican incumbents wrested away swing districts from Democrats, blocking them from a supermajority in the state Legislature.
This year, those first-term GOP lawmakers are facing the prospect of losing their seats in what their opponents hope will be a move in the opposite direction spurred on by a focus on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
California Playbook - POLITICO
-- AD-66 -- Campaign: Democrat Al Muratsuchi’s campaign to retake the 66th Assembly District seat got a boost Thursday with California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of his bid to represent the South Bay.
Daily Kos - MikeYoung
California Assemblymember David Hadley says voters are stupid. Can you believe he said that? It’s in the news. Look it up!
This is how a cynical campaign trick works:
Now, to be clear: Hadley’s never actually said this about voters (at least not that we know of). The claim is false, but left unchecked it’s effective because it feeds off voter cynicism about politics.