KPCC-FM interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why a crowded Republican field will make it easier for two Democratic candidates to qualify in the top-two primary in California’s governor race. Second interview on “Take Two” here.
There could be further ripple effects as well should Mayes enter the governor’s race. USC political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe says a third Republican would make it more likely that two Democrats will advance to the November general election under California’s “top two” primary system.
“This does make it easier, in terms of Democrats not having to be worried about splitting the Democratic vote and perhaps a Republican eking out a second-place finish,” she says.