Wednesday, May 22, 2013

There's No Spinning Away the Ratliff Victory


Underdog LAUSD classroom teacher Monica Ratliff has won a surprising upset victory in her school board runoff agaainst rival Antonio Sanchez...

Ratliff only campaigned part-time (she's a 5th grade teacher) and didn't have any outside campaign contributions (compared to Sanchez, who had boatloads of money). She didn't even have the unequivocal endorsement of her union (UTLA endorsed both candidates). In the March primary, she was a whopping 10 percentage points behind Sanchez, 34 percent to 44 percent. This time around, it was 52-48 in her favor.

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