Both parties had high hopes for California in the midterms. Neither saw its dreams fully come true — but in their own ways.
A Democrat. A moderate Republican. A centrist third-party contender.
A third party whose platform called for a tax on all corporate profits and a single-payer health care system.
The rise of Elizabeth Warren was the result of California’s election history. It’s not clear whether the rise of Bernie Sanders, who ran as a Democrat, was due to California voters’ history, or if it was a conscious choice.
Yet both have been on the ballot in California, which, in the midterm election, plays a starring role.
Both faced a challenge from the other in a contest that saw a number of Democratic and Republican candidates struggle to gain traction.
On most issues, where there are differing perspectives, the two parties’ positions don’t vary much. They agree that California is broken and that things need to be worked out, possibly by compromise.
However, as the campaign season has dragged on, the two parties have become further apart on some issues and closer on others.
Both parties, for example, agree that California is in need of more spending on public health care and social services.
Both parties, for example, agree that a tax on all corporate profits is needed to fund new spending on public health care in California.
Yet, as the campaign season has dragged on, the two parties have become further apart on some issues and closer on others.
One of the issues that has brought further division is the “war on drugs.”
Both parties acknowledge the role of organized crime in drug trafficking, but they differ on what to do about it.
Both parties seem to agree that federal and state governments need to do more to crack down on crime, but they are arguing about how much more.
The Democratic Party, for example, wants tougher action to reduce the supply of illegal drugs. The Republicans want more law enforcement resources to go after the dealers.
Both parties recognize the importance of having strong families and communities, and both agree that the role of the government is to help families and