I’ll start by saying I’ve always been a bit iffy on Olivia Cajero-Bedford. My opinions about her are still colored by a driven-by-bitterness attempt to break the caucus a few years back and subsequent support for a rather gawdawful budget, and her silly statement about incandescent light bulbs didn’t help either.
Still, she’s been a reliable vote and voice on reproductive rights, and given the current direction of the Republican caucus, it’s good to see that up there.
Enter María García, who is running against Cajero-Bedford in the Democratic primary. She’s the widow of former Senator Jorge García, and she was Cajero-Bedford’s predecessor, since she was appointed to fill a couple of months of Jorge’s term after his death.
She hasn’t run the most high profile campaign, for example she didn’t even submit a profile for the Clean Elections pamphlet. But, this week a mailer went out on her behalf from the American Federation for Children.
Well…that’s nice. I’m for children too…wait a second.
Apparently, school vouchers are such a fantastic idea that they are unwilling to campaign on them.
Other candidates supported by the group include John Huppenthal, John Kavanagh, Al Melvin as well as Russell Pearce during his recall election last year.
Cast your own judgements there.