Young Kim, the energetic Republican candidate for the 65th Assembly District, is holding a campaign fundraiser at The Pacific Club on Monday, December 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.:
Registration in AD65 dead even: 36.2% Democrat, 35.8% Republican, 23.7% No Party Preference.
The Democratic incumbent, Sharon Quirk-Silva, is definitely vulnerable. Granted, she doubled down after the Norby got 58% in the blanket primary, finishing 9,000 votes ahead of her, and beat him by more than 5,000 votes in November.
On the other hand, she was running against a vulnerable incumbent with a strong Democratic turnout to ride (and aided by an amped-up union turn-out effort to fight Prop. 32). Next year, Obamacare backlash promises to hjelp drag down Democrats in marginal seats. Plus, Quirk-Silva is facing an appealing, hard-working, conservative ethnic Republican woman in what is still basically a right-of-center seat.
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