Bob Dutton is termed out, redistricting created new maps. Musical chairs led to Mike Morrell wanting to run for the new Assembly District 40. Mike Morrell is placed in a new Democratic Party friendly district and he wanted to run in more friendlier climate.
Bob released a poll stating that high and medium propensity voters, prefer Bob to Mike.
Bob wins due to more name ID and more cash on hand to give him the advantage.
Dutton: 28% (4/4) and 33% (3/4)
Morrell: 20% (4/4) and 17% (3/4)
The district that Mike Morrell is originally from, district 41 is not a good climate for a Republican, due to the social policies of Assemblyman Morrell, it would be hard for him to win. Voting against bills such as AB 9 to make schools safe for all students from harassment and intimidation would not make him quality material. I am hoping that someone like Terry Hamilton runs against Chris Holden in Assembly District 41. Heck, David Drier would be a good fit for that district.
Even though Bob Dutton is basically identical to Mike Morrell, I am siding with Bob Dutton.