The OC Register tracked down every Democratic challenger running in targeted Southern California districts to get their position on single payer. The takeaway: these challengers are far out of step with mainstream voters.
Of the candidates interviewed, 17 of 22 offered full-throated support of the $32 trillion boondoggle, a plan that had to be taken off the table even in the progressive California legislature this year.
The candidates on-record supporting single-payer are:
A few candidates tried to bridge the gap, paying lip service to single-payer in some form or another. Those candidates include calculating politicians like CA-39’s Mai Khanh Tran, CA-45’s Dave Min, and CA-48’s Hans Kierstead.
Time will tell if these candidates get drug even further to the left. As CA-25 Democratic candidate Katie Hill proved yesterday, it’s not as easy as they may think to escape being saddled with this unpopular, far-left position in a crowded primary.