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Minuteman Candidate Wants to Bring Arizona's Immigration Law to California

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Democrat Darcel Woods, left, will face Republican Tim Donnelly, right, who wants to bring Arizona's immigration law to California | Photos via candiates' respective websites


Democrat Darcel Woods, left, will face Republican Tim Donnelly, right, who wants to bring Arizona's immigration law to California | Photos via candiates' respective websites
There's an interesting Assembly district race brewing for the November ballot. It's for the 59th district (map), which covers parts of Los Angeles County, most of the Angeles National Forest and a portion of San Bernardino County.

The Republican-heavy district has pitted Tim Donnelly, a minuteman who doesn't believe in global warming and wants to bring Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, to California against Democrat Darcel Woods, a former sheriff's deputy, Schwarzenegger appointee to the State Parole Board and Chaffey College professor.

In a district where 43 percent of registered voters are Republican -- 35 percent are Dems -- the San Bernardino Sun found that most political experts are not sold on an outcome of this race yet.

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"He's certainly more to the right than the average voter is in that district," Allan Hoffenblum, author of the California Target Book, told the Sun. "I'm sure the (state) Democratic leadership will be taking a look at that district." He described Woods as "not a doctrinaire liberal" and not a "wingnut," the latter sobriquet donned on Democrats who usually run in Republican districts.

Some believe money will be the deciding factor in the race, something experts are not sure the state Democrat party would be willing to shell out for. As for Republicans backing Donnelly, there's no word there either. With his patriot-esque rebellion spirit, he's called out both parties, saying they sold the people out.