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Divided we fall: Why California Democrats are having a GOP moment




An exterior of the state capitol is shown on January 5, 2006 in Sacramento, California.
An exterior of the state capitol is shown on January 5, 2006 in Sacramento, California.
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A Republican president and a Republican-led Congress have not been enough to push the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill out of the House.

The failure has exposed the internal divisions within the Republican Party.

California Democrats are facing a similar problem. Despite having a supermajority in the state legislature, it’s uncertain whether Governor Jerry Brown’s ambitious transportation package would get the votes it needs.

CalMatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall and political scientist Nathan Monroe join AirTalk to look at the internal factions within the California Democratic Party and Democrat-led state legislature.

Guests:

Laurel Rosenhall, reporter at the nonprofit journalism venture CalMatters, who covers California politics. Her latest piece looks at the divisions within the California Democratic Party

Nathan W. Monroe, an associate professor of political science at the University of California, Merced