The New Political Geography of California

Amy Chance over at Capitol Alert gives some props to “The New Political Geography of California,” edited by Frederick Douzet, Thad Kousser and Rose Institute fellow Ken Miller of Claremont McKenna College. Says Chance:

Among the offerings: “Is California really a blue state?” by academic experts Morris P. Fiorina and Samuel J. Abrams. It explores the conventional wisdom that the Democratic Party’s recent rise to power in the state can be traced to former Gov. Pete Wilson’s decision in 1994 to back Proposition 187, the initiative that sought to cut services to illegal immigrants.”

Ultimately, we conclude that Pete Wilson was framed,” the authors say.

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