The top two Senate contenders in California are state Attorney General Kamala Harris and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Sanchez is insane, so my vote is for Harris. There are also Republicans running, but I won’t be surprised if none of them makes it to second place in the top two open primary.
My Democratic Congressman, Ami Bera, has barely squeaked out wins in his last two elections, running in a district that’s pretty evenly split. His pro-Republican stances in the last Congress have really angered labor and some of the liberal voters in the district (myself included. I refused to vote for anybody in the last Congressional election, and since he’s the only Democratic candidate in the upcoming election, I won’t vote for anybody then, either). His opponent is Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, who’s a gun nut and an all-around nut. But he might win. Bera was able to get an endorsement from the Democratic Party at the recent state party convention, but labor activists have said they will not work for him. I’m hoping he loses, insane Scott Jones shows his true colors when he serves, and in two years, we can find a real Democrat instead of a Democrat In Name Only to run for the job.