Politico: Newsom’s AG pick will test California’s mood on criminal justice
May 5, 2021

Still, voters remain unpredictable. While they affirmed sentencing rollbacks at the ballot last year, they also chose to keep California’s cash bail system, overriding the Legislature’s attempt to ban it. 

Two serious Bonta challengers have emerged and more could follow. Republican Nathan Hochman, a former assistant U.S. attorney general, and independent Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced they would run soon after Bonta was confirmed last month.