jungle primary

  • June 2, 2014   BY Scott Shafer, KQED 

    Four years ago, Californians joined Louisiana and Washington in passing an election reform measure designed to encourage centrist candidates for office. Called a “top two” or “jungle” primary system, the candidates — regardless of party affiliation — run against each other, with the top two vote-getters facing off in the general election. On Tuesday, political watchers will be watching several California Congressional districts to see how well that jungle system works. Continue reading