The Toni Atkins-Marty Block duel echoes the 1966 battle between another Assembly speaker, Jesse Unruh, and then-Gov. Pat Brown. Unruh, like Atkins, claimed that Brown had reneged on a promise not to seek a third term and while Brown prevailed, he lost the governorship to Republican Ronald Reagan.
The Toni Atkins-Marty Block duel echoes the 1966 battle between another Assembly speaker, Jesse Unruh, and then-Gov. Pat Brown. Unruh, like Atkins, claimed that Brown had reneged on a promise not to seek a third term and while Brown prevailed, he lost the governorship to Republican Ronald Reagan. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
The Toni Atkins-Marty Block duel echoes the 1966 battle between another Assembly speaker, Jesse Unruh, and then-Gov. Pat Brown. Unruh, like Atkins, claimed that Brown had reneged on a promise not to seek a third term and while Brown prevailed, he lost the governorship to Republican Ronald Reagan. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com