carla-marinucci-200Carla Marinucci is senior political writer for The San Francisco Chronicle, where she has covered national and state politics for the paper since 1996 and writes the Spin Cycle politics blog.

Why Ashley Swearengin Will Not Be California’s Next Controller

Ashley Swearengin

Carla Marinucci: She finished first in the primary, she’s mayor of a major city, she’s a moderate, she’s an attractive, media-savvy candidate, blah, blah, blah, but compare it with the actual metrics and history of the race for Controller going back 40 years. I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but this ain’t happenin’ for Swearengin.