This is Kevin Johnson’s third convention. He’s using the time away from his own campaign in Sacramento to bank time with lawmakers from across the state – and the country. Johnson says the Democratic Party and California are very much aligned.
JOHNSON: "I went to the New York State delegation this morning and it sounded a lot like the Democratic Party nationally and in California. It’s about the environment. We’re talking about the economy… education… public safety...health care."
Johnson says what Barack Obama needs to do to come out ahead in November is make sure people get to know him and what he stands for. The same thing Johnson is hoping to do as he prepares to face off against Heather Fargo.
From Capitol News Connection, I’m Elizabeth Wynne Johnson for KXJZ News