Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | One of the most progressive and union-friendly officials in the state has endorsed Rep. Mike Honda’s re-election this fall over challenger Ro Khanna.

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced his support for Honda Tuesday.

“He’s been a powerful and caring leader who has been instrumental in bringing critical federal resources to address and invest in many issues facing the state,” said Rendon, in a statement. “Mike has always done what is right for working families and I’m proud to endorse his re-election.”

The last two speakers, John Perez and Toni Atkins, have also previously endorse Honda.

The leadership in the state Legislature, however, appears to be split. State Senate Pro Tem Kevin De Leon endorsed Khanna early in the current election cycle.