California Politics: Oil, housing and labor spent big on 2022 legislative races 

LA Times | December 9, 2022

A new legislative session kicked off in Sacramento this week after interest groups dumped nearly $78 million in independent expenditures into California Senate and Assembly races in the election. 

Much of the money was directed to races interest groups perceived as pitting moderate and progressive candidates against one another in the ongoing tug-of-war over the soul of the California Democratic Party. 

Read more at LA Times