At last, the race is almost over.
Mudslinging always slips into the fray in the last week, no matter what steps the candidates take to remain above the fracas of name-calling and attack ads.
Janice Hahn purloined an endorsement from Louis Zamperini, South Bay World War II, an endorsement which she did not have permission to use in last-minute fliers. Will the political class stop at nothing to win a vote? Both Celebrated veteran and son have denounced any sanction of the ad.
And now Craig Huey's personal life becomes public fodder, with the last-minute release of an alimony suit over one of his daughters, a large sum which has been a matter of legal wrangling for some time. Suspicious timing, to say that least, that this wrinkle in Huey's personal life should suddenly emerge, not that such information should influence CA-36 residents in their vote--one way or another.
Despite the official recorded 18-point advantage of Democrats to Republicans in the district, the 16% voter turn-out followed by a more anemic run-off turn out, plus the widening number of "decline to state" voters may edge Huey into a slim win over Hahn.
Let's hope that CA-36th residents take advantage of the remaining hours to cast their vote in this watershed election.