San Francisco Chronicle -- Three Key Races, Vote on the Merits

The San Francisco Chronicle Urges Voters to "Vote On The Merits"

State Assembly, District 16: The Democratic Party is making a disingenuous attempt to vilify Republican incumbent Catharine Baker in its furious quest for a legislative supermajority. But Baker is a perfect fit for this suburban East Bay district and a prototype of a centrist, serious, problem-solving lawmaker the GOP needs to reclaim its relevance in the state. Democrat Cheryl Cook-Kallio was one of the least prepared legislative candidates we interviewed this year.