Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on Abel Maldonado's Decision to Forgo Challenge to Governor Jerry Brown

Abel Maldonado saw the writing on the wall and did the smart thing. Governor Brown, and Democratic leaders in the legislature, delivered on their promises by stopping the cuts to education, balancing the budget and pulling California out of the economic doldrums. Californians are once more discussing investing in our future instead of cutting our way to the bottom.

It's no surprise that Republicans are taking a look at the landscape and deciding they don't have much to run on.






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