Here’s one of the latest mailers sent out by former Assemblywoman Wilma Chan, D-Alameda, who’s running against current Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, in the Democratic primary for the 9th State Senate District seat from which state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, is term-limited out later this year (click to enlarge):
A ringing endorsement at the eleventh hour? Or a re-dual-endorsement?
Perata just a few weeks ago sent Hancock a letter praising her as “far and away the best person for the job.” Perata’s political consultant confirmed that letter’s authenticity.
So, Perata on Chan: “That’s why I support Wilma Chan… I hope you’ll give her your vote…”
And, Perata on Hancock: “(F)ar and away the best person for the job.”
Which is it? Too bad Perata can’t seem to make a choice. I’ve been writing about this for weeks, and it makes no sense to me. So, go make your own choice: Compare Chan’s and Hancock’s records and policy stances, and base your vote on that, not on slick mailers bearing endorsements that really don’t amount to much of anything at all.