Howard Berman versus Brad Sherman. It's a case of two Jews, one district. Both are Democrats. Both serve on House Foreign Affairs Committee. They have nearly identical voting records and a combined 44 years of congressional experience.
Thanks to redistricting and California's new jungle primary system, which mandates that the top two finishers in the primary, regardless of party, advance to November, they are now locked in a tight general election contest for the right to represent the California 30th.
There is only one way to settle this…
According to the Berman campaign, following a heated exchange about the DREAM Act, Sherman put his arm around rival Berman and challenged him to a fight, saying "Do you want to get into this?"
A Sheriff's deputy interceded before the confrontation could go any further, though a fistfight always seemed unlikely. Unfortunately for the hooting crowd of college students, the first rule of Jewish Congressional Fight Club is that there's no actual fighting in Jewish Congressional Fight Club.
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Tags: Brad Sherman, California, Debates, Howard Berman