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California Democrats brace for President-elect Donald Trump

Donald Trump's election was the main topic at a meeting of the California Democratic Party executive committee last weekend in San Diego. (Phil Willon / Los Angeles Times)
Donald Trump's election was the main topic at a meeting of the California Democratic Party executive committee last weekend in San Diego. (Phil Willon / Los Angeles Times)

Leaders of the California Democratic Party spent the weekend in San Diego strategizing how to deal with the political era of President-elect Donald Trump. The meeting ended up being part therapy session, part pep rally.

“Donald Trump’s election was a shocking mistake of historical proportions. His dangerous ideas and policies threaten the freedom, the safety and the prosperity of every American,” said environmental activist Tom Steyer, a San Francisco hedge fund billionaire who has been flirting with a 2018 run for governor. “This is our moment. We will rise to the occasion because there is no one else.”

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