Tuesday’s California primary election may not feature a high-profile state proposition or a hard-fought contest at the top of the ballot, but it won’t be totally without drama. Political experts join us to field questions about Tuesday’s polling, and to discuss some key measures and closely watched races. Will seven-term Silicon Valley Rep. Mike Honda end up in a runoff with fellow Democrat and former Obama trade representative Ro Khanna? And who will benefit from the new top-two primary system for statewide offices?

Scott Detrow, Sacramento bureau chief for KQED
Josh Richman, state and national politics reporter for the Bay Area News Group

  • Guest

    Passing the non-enforcement bill in Congress for medicinal marijuana shows the great disrespect of the Constitution by Congress and law enforcement. This bill does what the 10th amendment already does and no further law is needed. What is needed is reigning in illegal actions by law enforcement whether its a raids on legal marijuana operations or premeditated homicide of mentally ill homeless men.

  • Robert Thomas

    Could the guests comment on the fact that an unintended consequence of the two-thirds majority rule for raising state revenue included in Proposition 13 has crippled the California Republican Party?

    Since California Republicans are only willing to spend money to defend ONE third plus one of the districts in either chamber of the legislature, Republicans become inconsequential all votes NOT requiring new revenue and the one third of districts in which they successfully compete yield such right-wing legislators that they fail to serve as viable candidates for State office.

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