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CA House Dems not commenting on Newsom’s death penalty repeal
Torunn Sinclair | March 14, 2019

Wanted to flag that California House Democrats are avoiding reporters’ questions about Governor Gavin Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty.

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Gavin Newsom has put House Democrats in a pickle on this issue, because voters in these Democrats’ districts OVERWHELMINGLY voted AGAINST repealing the death penalty in 2016.

Check it out: 

  • 66.9% voted against repeal in CA-10 (now Josh Harder’s district)
  • 63.2% voted against repeal in CA-21 (now TJ Cox’s district)
  • 64.4% voted against repeal in CA-25 (now Katie Hill’s district)
  • 62.2% voted against repeal in CA-39 (now Gil Cisneros’ district)
  • 60.5% voted against repeal in CA-45 (now Katie Porter’s district)
  • 60.6% voted against repeal in CA-48 (now Harley Rouda’s district)
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