New site for politics junkies

The Roundup, it's called, is from the editors at Political Pulse and AroundtheCapitol.com. It joins Rough and Tumble ("a daily snapshot of California public policy and politics") in linking to stories in the state's newspapers. The new guys do fewer items thus far, but act a bit more like ABC's The Note giving added context. Today's Roundup, for instance, notes the news (LAT, AP) that the L.A. County Democratic Party decided yesterday not to endorse in the race for mayor. Jim Hahn's people spin it as an important win, since the party backed Antonio Villaraigosa last time and seemed primed to this time. The Roundup adds in an aside that it's "a strange celebration for an incumbent who's [sic] party passes on his reelection." The Dems voted 97 for Antonio Villaraigosa, 81 for Hahn and 15 for no endorsement, so nobody got the required number of votes. Add Hahn: He did get the endorsement of the black-oriented New Frontier Democratic Club, meaning that Bernard Parks didn't.


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