Nancy Pelosi

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In the mid-term elections, a handful of candidates who are embracing far left policies like single-payer health care have won Democratic primaries. Democratic establishment leaders, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have indicated that these platforms may win seats in some districts -- but not all. And if the Democratic Party does win back control of the House, it could be with members who have a wide range of policy views, that could prove challenging to bring together.

Point Arena lighthouse

Last week, we visited a Congressional forum convened by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) to consider President Donald Trump’s executive order on Marine Sanctuaries. We promised to revisit the event this week, and hear from some of the experts who gathered in Sausalito at the Bay Model to bolster opponents of downsizing the Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones Sanctuaries.