No political party can be completely homogenous, and so differences inside California's dominant partisan ranks shouldn't come as a surprise. But in some races, those differences seem more like a bitter street brawl.
On this week's podcast, we sift through the election returns and political lessons in Tuesday's tense state Senate special election in the East Bay. We also take an early look at the Kamala Harris-Loretta Sanchez duel in the 2016 race for the U.S. Senate.
As always, I'm joined by Marisa Lagos of KQED News and Anthony York of the Grizzly Bear Project.