MediaNews: Tony Thurmond for state Assembly

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The MediaNews group, the umbrella organization that owns almost every Bay Area daily newspaper that isn't the San Francisco Chronicle, has decided to endorse Tony Thurmond's campaign to replace Loni Hancock in the state Assembly. The editors dig his humble roots (his mom died when he was six), as well as his working running a nonprofit mentoring youth in Alameda County. They also think it's time someone other than a Berkeley resident represents the 14th Assembly district, which actually contains more Contra Costa County voters than Alamedans.

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