Torie Osborn is an insider because she used to date a former State Senator and she has some LA City politicians supporting her, but Betsy Butler and Richard Bloom are the victims here, even though they're both currently in office and Butler has the support of the entire Sacramento establishment?
I'll tell you what an insider looks like, Bennet. An insider is someone like Betsy Butler, who has received only 100 or so contributions from within the district she's running for. A local outsider is someone like Torie Osborn, who has, in the reading I've done, received over 15 times that many. An insider is someone like Betsy Butler, who has received only about a hundred contributions of under $100. An outsider is someone who has funded her campaign through the 2,500 small donations of $100 that she has gotten.
And lastly, an insider is someone like Betsy Butler, who has received about $300,000 of her campaign cash from Sacramento. An outsider is someone like Torie Osborn, who has received less than $10,000.
So, your attempt to dismiss Torie as an insider while singing the praises of Betsy Butler is, frankly, pathetic. If you want to know who's outside and who's inside, don't worry about who used to sleep with whom many years ago. Follow the money instead.