Brad Sherman-Howard Berman Fallout Continues in Calif. Delegation - John Bresnahan and Kate Nocera
No, the election is over. Sherman trounced Berman on Election Day by more than 20 points despite Berman’s support from most of the Democratic power players in California.
In particular, Sherman’s Democratic colleagues in the California House delegation are furious over a pro-Sherman mailing sent out by a super PAC called Californians for Integrity in Government.
The mailing, which popped up during the last stages of the race, included pictures of Berman, Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). Its message was designed to attract Republicans and independent voters: “Maxine Waters, Barney Frank and Barbara Boxer all want you to vote for Howard Berman.”
Waters is a prominent African-American, Frank is openly gay and Boxer is a high-profile liberal. Bashing the three of them hasn’t gone over well with other Democrats.