Republican candidate Duf Sundheim, center, answers a question as Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, right, and state Attorney General Kamala Harris listen during a U.S. Senate debate at University of the Pacific in Stockton on April 25, 2016.
Republican candidate Duf Sundheim, center, answers a question as Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, right, and state Attorney General Kamala Harris listen during a U.S. Senate debate at University of the Pacific in Stockton on April 25, 2016. Carlos Avila Gonzalez The Associated Press
Republican candidate Duf Sundheim, center, answers a question as Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, right, and state Attorney General Kamala Harris listen during a U.S. Senate debate at University of the Pacific in Stockton on April 25, 2016. Carlos Avila Gonzalez The Associated Press
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.