Democrats controlled three of the seven Assembly seats in the county going into 2018, and that’s about to change. The voter registration advantage Republicans have traditionally held in two suburban North County districts has dissipated.
Assemblyman Rocky Chavez opted not to run for re-election and fell short in an attempt to grab a spot on the fall ballot race for Rep. Darrell Issa’s seat. His 76th district ended up putting two Democrats on the November ballot, a result that would have been unthinkable just a few years back.
Over in the 77th Assembly District, Democrats have taken the lead in voter registration, and party leaders now see newcomer Sunday Gover’s campaign as one of their best opportunities in the state. [Read more…]