California’s ‘Top-Two’ Primary: Here’s How It All Works

The New York Times quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College about California’s top-two primary system. Christian Grose, a professor of political science at the University of Southern California, who is writing a book on the top-two system, said the concern was “overblown” and the scenario feared by critics would, in all likelihood, rarely…

LA-area state Sen. Tony Mendoza resigns before facing expulsion vote

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why state Sen. Tony Mendoza’s decision to resign might be better for his political future. Mendoza’s term was set to end in 2018, and he plans to run for election this year as planned, spokesman Robert Alaniz said. One political observer…