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California Republicans see chance to unseat Democratic AG

California Attorney General
Posted at 11:52 AM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-16 14:53:18-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)  — Republicans think they have a chance this year to unseat appointed Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta.

But first they must hash out which challenger has the best chance.

Two Republicans are campaigning in the June 7 primary.

But so is Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, who gave up her Republican affiliation four years ago and is running as an independent.

The GOP hopes a tough-on-crime message will resonate with voters.

The state Republican Party endorsed former federal prosecutor Nathan Hochman.

Also running as a Republican is Eric Early, who was lead legal counsel for the unsuccessful effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.