From Al Jazeera America:
“What makes the Calderons unique is that they are passing on a baton within the same family, within the same surname,” said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies California politics. “It’s not at all uncommon for an elected official who’s leaving office, particularly after a long term of service, to designate a successor … With the Calderons, though, the desire seems to have been to maintain the influence within the same family.”

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