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Amanda Renteria on timing of her candidacy

Amanda Renteria, a Democrat and former top staff member for Hillary Clinton, running for governor of California, talks about the timing of her candidacy during a visit to The Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

Elections

Dems struggle to vet candidates in fast-moving #MeToo moment

The early exit on Friday of Andrea Ramsey, a leading Democratic candidate in a key congressional race – a woman backed by the deep pockets of liberal Emily’s List – underscores both how unprepared these new candidates are for the unforgiving political scrutiny of a battleground campaign and the difficulty of fully vetting so many recruits.

Below are the responses from the candidates who responded to The Bee's request for the candidate questionnaires. The Bee made this request to all candidates.

Turlock City Council, District 2
Jaime Franco

Turlock City Council, District 4
Steven Nascimento

YCCD Board of Trustees, Area 3
Bill Holly
Kevin Sabo

YCCD Board of Trustees, Area 5
Linda Flores

YCCD Board of Trustees, Area 6
Leslie Beggs

Amanda Renteria on timing of her candidacy

Amanda Renteria, a Democrat and former top staff member for Hillary Clinton, running for governor of California, talks about the timing of her candidacy during a visit to The Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.
Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee