Anna Molander, chair of the Sacramento County Democratic Party, and Richard Winger talk after a news conference on May, 11, 2010, in opposition to Proposition 14, which created the state’s “top-two” primary election system.
Anna Molander, chair of the Sacramento County Democratic Party, and Richard Winger talk after a news conference on May, 11, 2010, in opposition to Proposition 14, which created the state’s “top-two” primary election system. Hector Amezcua Sacramento Bee file
Anna Molander, chair of the Sacramento County Democratic Party, and Richard Winger talk after a news conference on May, 11, 2010, in opposition to Proposition 14, which created the state’s “top-two” primary election system. Hector Amezcua Sacramento Bee file
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Dan Walters' column appears 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. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee