YAF is Young Americans for Freedom, the conservative student group formed to counter radical leftists in the 1960’s. Jack Scott is a liberal Democractic State Senator from Pasadena that helped break Republican control of the Pasadena-Glendale part of Los Angeles County in the 1990’s.
In a race for the Pasadena Area Community College (PCC) District they have come together holding hands.
Brandon Powers is the State Chairman of California YAF and his campaign for trustee was just endorsed by Sen. Jack Scott— who also happens to be the past President of the PCC. You can read the press release here.
In full disclosure mode, I too have endorsed Brandon Powers– although that is not newsworthy.
So what is going on? This happens all the time in California. It is non-partisan race. While activists will tell you there is no such thing. Politicians will put aside partisan differences to win some local interest.
In this case the incumbent is a union controlled vote that has nothing but disdain for what Scott and his successor have done for PCC. See how it works. The interest of PCC rises above partisanship. Which while angering activists and parties is how the Hiram Johnson’s of the world planned it.