GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

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Michelle Steel is a Republican running for the 48th District.
Sep 09, 2020 6:57 AM By MICHAEL R. BLOOD AP Political Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to families and communities — their own state’s policies. GOP contenders from the U.S. House to city councils are looking to make the November election a referendum on California itself under progressive Democratic rule, pointing to pervasive homelessness in major cities, calls to defund police and shifting government coronavirus orders that have closed thousands of schools and restaurants and recast everyday life for 40 million residents. If Joe Biden says he’s fighting for the soul of America, Republican candidates say they are fighting for the soul of C
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