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Assemblyman Mike Gatto Withdraws from Senate Race

Monday, December 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: NAIFA-California
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Also this week, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced his withdrawal from the 25th Senate District race in 2016, with current sitting Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge) terming out.  Gatto emailed supporters citing various reasons for the decision including allowing for more quality time with and growing his family; not wanting to endure a divisive campaign; and other personal and campaign-related factors.  Other candidates vying for the seat include former Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D) and Phlunte Riddle (D) a retired Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant.  Concerns were mounting that a divisive intraparty campaign could benefit Republican and LA Supervisor Mike Antonovich, an opportunity upon which Republicans are very interested in capitalizing.

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