Joe Lang sits with his daughter Jordan, 11, at the Westfields Marriott on August 4, 2017 in Chantilly, Va. (Photo by Mary F. Calvert for The Sacramento Bee)
Joe Lang sits with his daughter Jordan, 11, at the Westfields Marriott on August 4, 2017 in Chantilly, Va. (Photo by Mary F. Calvert for The Sacramento Bee) Mary F. Calvert Mary F. Calvert
Joe Lang sits with his daughter Jordan, 11, at the Westfields Marriott on August 4, 2017 in Chantilly, Va. (Photo by Mary F. Calvert for The Sacramento Bee) Mary F. Calvert Mary F. Calvert
Dan Morain

Dan Morain

Editorial page editor, political affairs columnist and editorial writer

This lobbyist is fighting for the biggest cause of his career: his daughter.

August 05, 2017 07:00 AM

UPDATED August 09, 2017 01:03 PM

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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.