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Assemblywoman: 'I don't feel respected' by Democratic colleagues as some help her rival

Assemblywoman: 'I don't feel respected' by Democratic colleagues as some help her rival

Assemblywoman Patty Lopez stunned everyone in the Sacramento establishment when she defeated incumbent Raul Bocanegra in 2014 by 466 votes after running a bare-bones campaign funded in part by selling tamales and pozole.

Two years later, Lopez is running in a competitive primary as an incumbent herself but has few of the advantages incumbents typically enjoy.

A half-dozen of Lopez’s colleagues have endorsed Bocanegra in his comeback attempt, and he’s the most formidable of her five Democratic challengers Tuesday. The...

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