California’s June 5 “Jungle Primary” Exposes Democrats’ Self-Interest

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This means that depending on the June 5 primary election results for California governor, two Democrats could face off against each other in the November runoff election.

What might be surprising — or predictable for those who look a little deeper — is that governor frontrunner Gavin Newsom has expressed that he would rather a Republican take second in the primary election so that he could showdown with a Republican candidate in the general election, a one-on-one Newsom must consider to be an easy win.

The governor’s race is a prime example of candidates proving that they care more about their personal success than the success of their policies and political ideas.

If someone cared for their political beliefs, they would rather voters choose candidates who are as similar to them as possible, so that regardless of their victory, the ideas they believe in would be implemented.

Instead, candidates like Gavin Newsom have shown voters that they would rather face someone with radically different political philosophies for a broader debate rather than the specific enhancement of policy ideas. They seem to care more about an easy implementation of their ideas rather than real challenges of the merits of their policies.

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