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Mendoza sues, Garcia stews: Sacramento's #MeToo takes some unexpected turns




Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, sits at his desk before announcing that he will take a month-long leave of absence while an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him are completed during the opening day of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, sits at his desk before announcing that he will take a month-long leave of absence while an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him are completed during the opening day of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
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This week, on Take Two's State of Affairs:

Claremont McKenna's Jack Pitney calls the lawsuit "lose-lose."

Mendoza's probably not going to come out ahead. Certainly, the institution of the California legislature looks bad in this entire incident. Kevin DeLeon, now under attack from his former friend, Mendoza, is running a campaign for the U.S. Senate and this certainly doesn't help him either.

Also in State of Affairs:

Guests:

Carla Marinucci, senior editor for Politico's California Playbook
Jack Pitney, Roy P. Crocker professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College