Professor McDaniel Discusses California Senate Race

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
MISSION LOCAL (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Jason McDaniel, a Political Science professor at San Francisco State University, agreed Fielder has many AOC-like characteristics — both are young, talented organizers with a good media presence and clear progressive agendas. “But there’s no reason to compare Wiener to Joe Crowley,” he said, referring to the 10-term U.S. representative whom Ocasio-Cortez upset in 2018. Crowley “had been there 20 years and had not evolved with the district, both demographically and ideologically,” McDaniel said. “Wiener was just elected [three years ago] and faced a tough opponent” — Jane Kim — “and is not out of line with the district.”