Democrat Christy Smith, Republican Mike Garcia Appear Headed To A Runoff For Katie Hill's Seat In November
Smith, who was Hill's chosen successor, trounced Cenk Uygur, a controversial progressive news host who ran a primary challenge from the left.
In a tense meeting with employees, Cenk Uygur argued that a union doesn’t belong at a small news network struggling to make profits.
California Democrats were supporting Hill's anointed successor, Christy Smith. Then a controversial lefty upended everything.
The Vermont senator withdrew his formal support for Cenk Uygur's congressional bid, but as one California Democrat noted, "the bad publicity is already out there."
The Democratic congressional candidate has come under fire over comments he made about women in a series of blogs in the 2000s.
The media figure announced last month that he's running to fill the seat in California's 25th Congressional District vacated by Democratic Rep. Katie Hill.
Uygur said he was going to represent "people in a way that they have not seen before."
The founder of The Young Turks will no longer work with the Justice Democrats.