Julie Meier Wright, San Diego

This race for Insurance Commissioner was too close to call for more than a week. One could take a different view: that an independent candidate, despite the lack of the institutional infrastructure of the two major parties, as well as the brand—positive or negative—did exceedingly well and gave centrists hope that we can elect pragmatic, solutions-oriented people to office.

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