Elizabeth Warren

Cursing like a sailor, John Burton helped steer California into deep blue waters

Cursing like a sailor, John Burton helped steer California into deep blue waters

California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton stood before hundreds of loyalists at the party’s 2015 convention and introduced Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with a thunderous, trademark F-bomb.

“She is the [expletive] champion of the American people,” he shouted, igniting a roar of applause.

It was an unvarnished glimpse of one of California’s most influential politicians, a man with a well-earned reputation for his gruff style and for swearing “more than a West Coast rapper,” as...

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