The article in Sunday's Daily Pilot on Assembly candidate Democrat Bob Rush exposed him as a gadfly who has no interest being a representative. The reason Rush emerged from the primary is he was the only Democrat in the race. He received 33% of the vote, which is Democratic registration in the district.

Democrats in the primary are duty-bound to vote for the Democrat on the ballot. Had Mickey Mouse ran as the Democrat, instead of Bob Rush, he would have received 33%. Had Mickey Mouse and Bob Rush both run, they would have split the Democrat vote and neither would have advanced out of the primary. It's an issue of mathematics and party registration. You can count on Democrat Rush getting soundly defeated in the general election.

Bob Nichols

Newport Beach