The buzz created by Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson’s endorsement of AG Kamala Harris for U. S. Senate was a big “get” because Wesson was known as an ally of former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who is considering jumping into the Senate race. Astute political observer, Dan Schnur of USC’s Jesse Unruh Institute tweeted that the endorsement was a big deal because it cut into Villaraigosa’s Southern California base.
Naturally Harris and her campaign team are doing all they can to clear the field of big time opponents so that she can have clear sailing to a top spot in the primary and a victory in the general election.
However, in a state of 38 million people we shouldn’t have major political contests that feature only one viable candidate. Here’s hoping that “Clear the Field” doesn’t succeed.