“Berman-Sherman battle enters final weekend”

The LA Times reports on the campaign of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

This is my district and I’ve watched this race closely. With nothing really of policy substance separating these two liberal Democratic candidates, it has been an embarrassingly vacuous campaign about whether Berman has taken too many foreign trips at taxpayer expense or Sherman has engaged in self-dealing by making interest off his loans to the campaign.

Berman has probably made a stronger case about effectiveness in his leadership in Congress, but Sherman has made constituent service and town meetings the cornerstone of his agenda, and polls have shown him with the edge. The new district also has more former Sherman district voters than Berman district voters.  Unlike the last round of redistricting, the new district was not drawn by the Congressman’s brother.

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