Millions were spent, and after one of the nastiest Democrat-on-Democrat battles of late, the candidate backed by organized labor fell to the candidate who ran against it. Latest state politics column. See more at www.latimes.com/decker.
Finally, the barrage is over in the East Bay. Tuesday night’s special election for a state Senate seat closed a $9-million assault of mailers, television ads and radio commercials that led to the victory of a Democrat backed by Republican interests over his own party’s weightiest ally, organized labor.
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