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State of Affairs: Conservatives condemn Steinle verdict, Assembly spotlights harassment




SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 07:  Jose Ines Garcia Zarate (R) enters court for an arraignment with San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi (L) on July 7, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Garcia Zarate pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and killed 32 year-old Kathryn Steinle as she walked on Pier 14 in San Francisco with her father last week. (Photo by Michael Macor-Pool/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 07: Jose Ines Garcia Zarate (R) enters court for an arraignment with San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi (L) on July 7, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Garcia Zarate pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and killed 32 year-old Kathryn Steinle as she walked on Pier 14 in San Francisco with her father last week. (Photo by Michael Macor-Pool/Getty Images)
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The verdict just came down and maybe some people don't want to jump in to try and politicize this, but it's going to happen, right? Eventually, this is going to be used somehow for some kind of political gain. 

Scott Shafer: Trump is already using it. For California, we've already — in many ways — dealt with this sort of issue a long time ago, with Prop 187 back in 1994, and the repercussions of that. There was a PPIC poll out today that showed 86 percent of Californians support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, assuming they don't break the law. I don't see it playing out in a big way. It could affect some races at the margins, though. 

No campaign ads, Ben? At some point in 2018, I can't imagine not seeing some kind of television ad with this verdict being the centerpiece. 

Ben Adler: I think it's certainly likely that we'll see it on a national scale or in other races, much in the way that Republicans tried to tie that congressional candidate in the Atlanta suburbs to Nancy Pelosi, even though that candidate was running much more to the center than Pelosi. Yet that succeeded. 

There are always efforts nationally to tie San Francisco liberal politics to candidates running in other parts of the country. Whether we see those ads in California? That's harder to say. 

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