Super Tuesday: George Gascon, LA’s ‘godfather of progressive prosecutors,’ faces 11 challengers

Super Tuesday is upon us, and the golden prize up for grabs is California. Former President Donald Trump will look to burnish his credentials with a dominant delegate victory, and President Joe Biden will also aim for a dominant show. But there are plenty of intriguing down-ballot races, not least the jungle primary for former Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat, as well as for several House seats. This series, Golden State Scramble, will look at all of the above and more. Part Three will take a closer look at George Gascon.

George Gascon, the embattled “godfather of progressive prosecutors,” is in the fight of his career, facing 11 opponents Tuesday as he seeks a second term as Los Angeles’ top prosecutor.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is the largest local prosecutorial office in the United States, and its influence and
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