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Anthony Cannella
GOP, Democratic leaders pouring money into key state Senate contests
GOP, Democratic leaders pouring money into key state Senate contests

Political party leaders are funneling large amounts of cash and other resources into three key legislative contests that could decide whether Democrats will regain their supermajority in the state Senate in the November election. The Democratic State Central Committee of California reported spending $258,361 so far this year to support candidate Luis Chavez in the Central Valley’s 14th Senate District, as he struggles to recover from a poor showing in the primary against Republican Sen. Andy Vidak of Hanford. The money spent by the party provided Chavez with staff, consultants and mailers, and helped Chavez raise $448,634 for the first half of the year, ending the period with...

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