|Tea Party candidate Craig Huey|
Good, because if Sacramento gets it's way, that's exactly what could happen. Come November, the new 66th Assembly District, which covers the South Bay from Palos Verdes to Manhattan Beach, could end up being represented by either Tea Party Republican Craig Huey or Tea Party Republican Nathan Mintz.
As I've previously reported, the South Bay is fortunate to have a very strong Democratic candidate for the new AD66 seat - Al Muratsuchi, a member of the Torrance School Board and Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice.
Until we get that majority, we're just kidding ourselves that we can fix what's really wrong with California. The best we can hope for is triage.
Unfortunately AD66 has also become a top priority for Republicans after campaign finance reports revealed Democratic leadership in Sacramento - including departing Assembly member Betsy Butler - had yet to give any financial support to Al's campaign.
Even PACs like the California League of Conservation Voters - an important environmental group that funds progressive lawmakers - only donated $1,000 to Al - while at the same time donating $7,800 to former board member Betsy Butler, even though she running in a safe Democratic district without any viable Republican opposition.
So folks, it's going to be up to us defend the South Bay against well-funded Tea Party Republicans Huey and Mintz.
Here's what we need you to do to help:
DONATE TO AL'S CAMPAIGN
Donate whatever you can spare. Even $5 is not too little
Beach Cities Democratic Club meet and greet in Manhattan Beach
Saturday, March 3
VOLUNTEER FOR AL'S CAMPAIGN