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VIDEO: California Democrats trounce Republicans in legislative softball game

Video: California Democrats trounce GOP...in softball

California Democrats and Republicans played in a charity softball game at Raley Field and raised $24,500 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sacramento. Video by José Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee
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California Democrats and Republicans played in a charity softball game at Raley Field and raised $24,500 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sacramento. Video by José Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee

California Democrats finally replicated their electoral dominance on the softball diamond, crushing their Republican rivals 24-10 during a Tuesday night charity softball match at Raley Field..

Despite controlling every statewide office and majorities in both houses of the State Legislature, Democratic lawmakers have consistently lost the annual legislative softball game. But they broke through this year, thanks in part to strong performances from most valuable players Freddie Rodriguez, D-Pomona, and Autumn Burke, D-Los Angeles.

The proceeds from the game go to the The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento. Organizers beat their goal of raising $20,000 by game day, pulling in at least $25,000 and selling a record number of tickets.

Jeremy B. White: 916-326-5543, @CapitolAlert

California Democrats and Republicans played in a charity softball game at Raley Field and raised $24,500 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sacramento. Video by José Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee

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