Valley Democratic group backs Brad Sherman in new District 30 race

Results are in for an early test of grass-roots party support in the high-decibel clash between Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, and the advantage goes to Sherman.

The Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley voted Monday night to back Sherman, of Sherman Oaks, over his longer-serving colleague, Berman, of Valley Village, in next year’s election for the newly drawn 30th Congressional District. Politics watchers are expecting this intraparty fight to become one of the costliest House races in history.

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GOP candidate will try for 30th district

Berman-Sherman battle is one Democrats would rather not have

-- Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times

Photo: Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) joins union members in front of a Ralphs market in Van Nuys as he campaigns against fellow Democrat Howard Berman in a clash between two powerful congressmen who were once allies but are now fighting to represent the same San Fernando Valley district. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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