Down Ballot, May 28, 2014; 6 Days to Election Day

Kamala Harris attended a fundraiser
Tuesday for Rep. Mike Honda.
PHOTO/Shane Bond

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 10 As Democrats Bob Wieckowski and Mary Hayashi continue sniping at each other, Republican Peter Kuo attended a memorial Tuesday for one of the South Bay victims of the Isla Vista shootings. Kuo even brought his violin for the solemn occasion.

CONGRESS DISTRICT 15 Rep. Eric Swalwell cried foul over a mailer from Ellen Corbett’s campaign claiming he voted for a controversial Rep. Paul Ryan budget last year. Although a check mark on the mailer suggests Swalwell voted for the Ryan budget so reviled by seniors, the corresponding text clearly asserts Swalwell, along with Ryan, voted against amendments brought forth by members of the progressive caucus and another by the Congressional Black Caucus. In other words, the mailer simply furthers a theme utilized recently by Corbett to paint Swalwell as a moderate, or, more specifically, not progressive enough. Recall, primary voters are usually very partisan…Swalwell also dropped his own mailer hoping to cajole some moderate Republican votes from Hugh Bussell. The mailer contrasts Bussell’s far right views on immigration and Obamacare with his own.

CONGRESS DISTRICT 17 California Attorney General Kamala Harris was the special guest at a fundraiser for Rep. Mike Honda on Tuesday night in San Francisco. Harris previously endorsed Honda and like the long-time congressman, she is expected to win her primary for re-election…Ro Khanna released a new television commercial titled, “Politics as Usual.” In the spot, Khanna says, “Congressman Honda and his allies are stuck in the past. Trying to scare people with phony attacks against me. It’s the oldest play in the book, and it’s everything that’s wrong with Washington.”

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 15 Attorney Pamela Price, a Democrat, touted the endorsement of Lethal Weapon star Danny Glover. Price could be making a run for the top two, according to some politicos. Earlier this month, she won the surprise endorsement of the Bay Area News Group. Democrats Elizabeth Echols and Tony Thurmond, though, are viewed as the front runners on June 3.

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