Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Democratic infighting over Assembly seat
When Councilwoman Tasha Boerner Horvath announced a run for Assembly, some local Democrats including Councilman Tony Kranz and former Councilwoman Lisa Shaffer had an unusually harsh reaction, apparently upset that Horvath would buck the party hierarchy and challenge the party's anointed candidate, activist Elizabeth Warren.
Still, she persisted.
Now colleagues and fellow Democrats Joe Mosca and Catherine Blakespear are rising to Horvath's defense.
Warren, though not well-known in Encinitas, is a long-time activist with Moveon.org, the PAC formed in 1998 to give former President Bill Clinton political cover against accusations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and perjury.