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Democrats in the California Assembly have resolved a bitter power struggle. Will it affect what gets done?

Dustin Gardiner | The San Francisco Chronicle | Nov. 11, 2022

In terms of ideology, there is little daylight between Rendon and Rivas. Both fall squarely within the progressive wing of the Democratic Party; the left-wing Courage California gives both legislators an “A+” rating on its legislative scorecard.

But while there aren’t stark differences in their voting records, Rivas ascension as speaker-designee could influence policymaking in other ways.