We avoid national politics here but this has a potential local twist that might prove interesting.
In Sacramento, Teamsters Joint Council 7 is reversing itself and taking back their endorsement of Republican candidate Scott Jones for Sacramento’s 7th Congressional District. Up until now the union’s support is self interest. Jones’ opponent Rep. Ali Bera supported giving President Obama fast track trade authority. The problem the Teamsters have is the candidate’s support of Donald Trump. They feel Trumps’ campaign decisions don’t align with their views.
Be that as it may, the question here is, will County Board Supervisor Jim DeMartini, who is up for re-election and is the head of the Republican Party here in Stanislaus County, be effected by his inevitable support of the eventual candidate for President, Donald Trump? After all Patterson’s Latino Mayor Luis Molina is running against DeMartini, as is Eileen Wyatt Stokman.
Nobody including the Modesto Bee, seems to want to broach this topic. Maybe because DeMartini might get elected in June BEFORE the Trump issue is front and center? We think we need to take a look at people’s thinking now before the June elections.