VOICES: River City, Episode 197: California Progs vs Mods, with Jackie Fielder of the Daybreak PAC

Today we’re joined by friend of the show Jackie Fielder, who shocked California with her 2020 state Senate run flanking Scott Wiener from the left.

The arc of today’s discussion covers the growing importance of the chasm between the state Democratic Party’s moderates and progressives.

Jackie also talks with us about her new political action committee, Daybreak PAC, and how she hopes to help change the state’s political landscape with it.

So far for 2022, Daybreak is supporting four progressive candidates for state Assembly:

  • David Campos– AD 17 – This district is DEM +59.7, and Campos will be running against the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Matt Haney, among others.
  • Jennifer Esteen – AD 20 – At DEM +42.7, this is another blue stronghold, but the labor leader will surely give Democratic incumbent Bill Quirk a run for his money.
  • Pilar Schiavo – AD 38 – This district is only DEM +5.1, but Schiavo has serious labor support in her endeavor to take down Republican Suzette Valladares to claim what was once Democrat Christy Smith’s seat.
  • Fatima Iqbal-Zubair – AD 64 – A science teacher who cares deeply about the adverse health effects of fossil fuels on kids in this DEM +53.1 district, Fatima is dead-set on winning this seat from moderate Democrat Mike Gipson.

Is this the start of something big for California’s greater Left?

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