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TV: Behind-the-Scenes of the Indy's Contentious Endorsement as Gang Talks All the March 3 Races

It’s a new, All-Politics-All-the-Time edition of Newsmakers TV, featuring the four journalists who've produced the bulk of local campaign coverage – with SB’s most thoughtful conservative on hand to offer some pre-election ballast.

The Indy’s Delaney Smith leads off with her reporting on a huge story that’s breaking late in the campaign – the California Association of Realtors PAC pouring vast sums ($700,000 at post time) into the 37th Assembly District race, in a bid to the boost the fortunes of Jason Dominguez over those of progressive rivals Cathy Murillo and Steve Bennett.

Then around the horn on the historic race for First District supervisor, as Nick Welsh talks about the hows and whys behind the Indy’s disputed endorsement of Das Williams, Dale Francisco tries not to roll his eyes too much at Das’s claim of being bipartisan, and Josh Molina and Delaney dissect the rift in the environmental community opened by Laura Capps’ attack on her incumbent rival for his support from GOP pro-oil types.

Then the conversation moves to the Third District campaign, and whether incumbent supe Joan Hartmann can avoid a run-off, Andy Caldwell’s chances of making it competitive against Rep. Salud Carbajal and the astonishing spectacle of California voters actually becoming relevant in a presidential election.

It's all right here, right now on Newsmakers TV.

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