First of all, the "Incumbent" Betsy Butler could have stayed in her redrawn district and helped to bring about a 2/3 voting block for the Democrats to be able to finally move Sacramento into a far better budget solution than we have had in years. I would have thought that her decision to remain in her district would have been much braver because she would be turning her district Blue.
Speaking of brave.... when the Speaker decided to persuade Betsy to move to AD 50, he had to ask others to drop out; which they did without a whimper. Torie on the other hand, was not even asked to step away..(well, it WAS suggested that she move North). Why? Because Torie will not buckle to the insiders. She is one who will stand up and work for AD 50. She is not interested in becoming a member of the ole' boys club. She is interested in helping her community.