Preliminary State Senate Maps — Toni Atkins now has a Rocky Road to the Upper House — Republicans could regain SD 39

Jim Sills Jim Sills 14 Comments

Last January 31,  SD Rostra foresaw a Republican takeover chance in  mid-county’s 39th State Senate District.  That prediction looks pretty good in preliminary maps (see above) issued this week by the State Redistricting Commission’s staff.  The area now served by Chris Kehoe would add Republican strongholds like Rancho Bernardo, Penasquitos, San Carlos, Tierrasanta, and Scripps Ranch. The maps also seem to show El …

Overheard Downtown This Afternoon

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At lunch this afternoon my guest and I happened to sit next to what I presume to be a couple of Democrat legislative staff. The conversation: how hard State Senate President Darrell Steinberg had fought to make sure Vargas lost to Salas in the 40th State Senate District, and what the ramifications would be when Vargas is sworn in. IF …