Gov. Jerry Brown, left, on May 28, 2015 delivers the oath of office to his former campaign strategist, Steven Glazer, an Orinda Democrat who won a special election for state Senate.Holding the Torah is Glazer’s wife, Melba Muscarolas.
Gov. Jerry Brown, left, on May 28, 2015 delivers the oath of office to his former campaign strategist, Steven Glazer, an Orinda Democrat who won a special election for state Senate.Holding the Torah is Glazer’s wife, Melba Muscarolas. Lorie Leilani Shelley California State Senate
Gov. Jerry Brown, left, on May 28, 2015 delivers the oath of office to his former campaign strategist, Steven Glazer, an Orinda Democrat who won a special election for state Senate.Holding the Torah is Glazer’s wife, Melba Muscarolas. Lorie Leilani Shelley California State Senate
Dan Walters

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Opinion: Old tactics don’t work in new era

May 28, 2015 02:19 PM

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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.