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Here’s what we’re watching right now at the California Democratic Party convention in Sacramento:
- The California Democratic Party announced Saturday that Eric Bauman was elected its next chairman. His chief rival, Kimberly Ellis, said she’s seeking legal counsel and will not concede.
- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi admonished GOP members of Congress for “stonewalling” the investigation of allegations of Russian influence in the election of President Trump.
- The convention kicked off Friday with rallies, F-bombs and a speech from Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.
- See photos from the event here, and listen to a podcast about what the Times’ politics team is watching for here.