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Ben Hueso figures Mike Schafer is vulnerable

California senate Democrat Ben Hueso, who last year lost his bid for county supervisor to Nora Vargas, is busy collecting cash for a 2022 campaign against incumbent Mike Schaefer for the state Board of Equalization. Running as a Democrat, perennial candidate Schaefer upset Republican then-state senator Joel Anderson, now a county supervisor, in November 2018, although Anderson heavily outspent him. In September 2018, the California Nurses Association reprimanded Anderson for sexually harassing their lobbyist, allegedly saying while under the influence in a Sacramento restaurant that he would “bitch slap” her. The latest to chip in for Hueso is the California Association of Electrical Workers PAC, with $5000 on May 17, and the California State Pipe Trades Council PAC, giving the same on May 7.
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State Sen. Ben Hueso Proposes Border Commission

While the U.S.-Mexico border has been in the national and international spotlight recently, political leaders who represent the border region say California should take a lead role in addressing border issues. California State Sen. Ben Hueso represents the 40th District. which encompasses much of the area along the border. He...