In summary

Camp Fire’s death toll, Denham loses to Harder, Orange County is about to turn blue, Linda Sanchez’s family problem and Kirsten Olsen’s obit for the GOP.

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Dan Morain joined CalMatters in March 2018. He is the former editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee. Morain also spent 27 years at The Los Angeles Times, and has covered the Capitol since 1992.