As November 6 draws nearer, it seems that California is becoming a point of contention in quite a few states, especially where GOP candidates are struggling with tough re-election campaigns.
As reported by the New York Times, the message from several Republican candidates in states such as Nevada, Colorado and Texas is this: you if you don’t want to end up like California, vote red.
In candidate speeches and ads, the Golden State is being pained as the land of overly progressive policies, congestion and sky-high taxes (and there are likely plenty of Californians who will both agree and disagree with these depictions).
These attacks might strike a chord with existing resentments in Nevada and Colorado over the influx of Californians that have moved to those states and have brought with them California values, manners and have also potentially driven up housing costs.
Today, we sit down with politics reporters from Nevada, Colorado and Texas to get a sense of how California is being characterized in their state races.