The Note: Democrats threaten Democrats in Tuesday’s California primary

The Note: Democrats threaten Democrats in Tuesday’s California primary

5:30am, 5th June, 2018
The TAKE with Rick Klein If there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing in politics, we’re about to find out — courtesy of the state that’s the de facto headquarters of “the resistance.” Democrats’ biggest threat to a California sweep – which itself could be vital to hopes for a blue wave - comes not from President Donald Trump but from Democrats themselves. Blame the state’s unusual all-party “jungle primary” system, or blame Democratic leaders for not being able to sort out intramural fights, or for not knowing enough about all the candidates running and what it all would mean. Either way, there are simply too many Democrats running for too few competitive seats going into Tuesday’s primary. And it’s not like there aren’t plenty of competitive seats on the ballot Tuesday. California and New Jersey alone – two of the eight states voting on Tuesday - have enough vulnerable House Republicans in office to provide Democrats more than half of the 23 pick-ups they’d need to take...