Secretary of State Candidates Debate

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Debra Bowen is a Democrat with an 18-year career in politics running for re-election as Secretary of State. Her Republican opponent, Damon Dunn, is a businessman and former football player who never registered to vote until last year. We hear them debate their own and each other's qualifications to be California's chief elections officer. Also, the LA Times reports an increase in the deaths from neglect and abuse of children known to LA County officials.   We talk with Trish Ploehn, Director of the Department of Children and Family Services. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, China's economy is growing faster than the US, but China is wrestling with major problems that threaten internal stability. We hear what new leadership and the latest five-year plan could mean for China itself and its relations with the rest of the world.

Banner image: (L to R) Debra Bowen and Damon Dunn