More Videos

Trump rallies base in Arizona 2:53

Trump rallies base in Arizona

Placer County homeless increase in latest count 1:16

Placer County homeless increase in latest count

See recovery of high-end mountain bikes after arrest 0:39

See recovery of high-end mountain bikes after arrest

California's Chief Justice tells ICE to stay out of courtrooms 1:13

California's Chief Justice tells ICE to stay out of courtrooms

49ers Solomon Thomas: 'Whatever's best for the team, I'll be there' 1:05

49ers Solomon Thomas: 'Whatever's best for the team, I'll be there'

Meet 25 Sacramento-area high school football senior stars 2:02

Meet 25 Sacramento-area high school football senior stars

Unique home buying opportunities in little known Sacramento region neighborhoods 1:10

Unique home buying opportunities in little known Sacramento region neighborhoods

49ers spiff up Levi's Stadium 0:38

49ers spiff up Levi's Stadium

‘You can call them slaves if you want to... I would call them workers,’ Alamance commissioner says 1:16

‘You can call them slaves if you want to... I would call them workers,’ Alamance commissioner says

Hear Trump's stance on Afghanistan: ‘We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists’ 3:42

Hear Trump's stance on Afghanistan: ‘We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists’

  • Sen. Josh Newman faces a possible recall

    Josh Newman wasn't supposed to win a Southern California senate seat. But he did, giving Democrats a supermajority. Republicans are seizing an opportunity to take back the seat by launching a recall. Politics, says Newman, is a mean business.

Josh Newman wasn't supposed to win a Southern California senate seat. But he did, giving Democrats a supermajority. Republicans are seizing an opportunity to take back the seat by launching a recall. Politics, says Newman, is a mean business. Dan Morain The Sacramento Bee
Josh Newman wasn't supposed to win a Southern California senate seat. But he did, giving Democrats a supermajority. Republicans are seizing an opportunity to take back the seat by launching a recall. Politics, says Newman, is a mean business. Dan Morain The Sacramento Bee
Dan Morain

Dan Morain

Editorial page editor, political affairs columnist and editorial writer

This is what happens when a ‘great guy’ goes into politics

June 15, 2017 5:00 AM

Comments

About This Blog


Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at dmorain@sacbee.com or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.