Pivotal California State Senate Race in San Joaquin’s SD-5

The State Senate race for District 5 in the San Joaquin Valley will be highly monitored and pivotal to the balance of power in California. The District leans 4% Democratic and is a bellwether “likely be determined by the coattails from the presidential.” Further, if the general election pits a Republican against Democrat Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, and she wins, this could help insure that Democrats have a supermajority in the state Senate.

Also, if Galgiani is elected, she would be the first openly gay legislator from the Central Valley.

More on the California SD-5 race on Independent Voter Network.