Baldwin Park City Councilwoman Susan Rubio told a judge that she is in fear of retaliation should her husband, Assemblyman Roger Hernández will retaliate against her should he lose the election as it looks like he might. The voting is done and he is in third place. Only the top two vote getters regardless of party affiliation will be on the ballot in November. He is 1,000 votes behind the second place finisher.
Baldwin Park City Councilwoman Susan Rubio said in court Thursday she is fearful her husband, Assemblyman Roger Hernández, will retaliate against her because of his poor showing in the state’s primary election.
Rubio is seeking a domestic violence restraining order against Hernández, a Democrat from West Covina. The assemblyman was dogged by allegations that he repeatedly beat his estranged wife as he ran for Congress.
Testifying Thursday, Rubio said she was afraid of what might happen to her in the future if Hernández is eliminated in the primary.
“I’m afraid he is going to blame it on me and try to retaliate,” she said while testifying.
Hernandez’ campaign was threatened by the rumors of his domestic abuse against his estranged wife. Hernandez denied the charges despite the fact that a judge ordered him to keep away from his soon to be ex-wife.
Hernández is running for Congress in the 32nd district, and challenged incumbent Democrat Grace Napolitano in the June 7 primary. He is currently in third place by 1,000 votes, though California still has to count over 1.4 million votes statewide.
Under California’s top-two “jungle primary” system, candidates from all parties compete in a common primary election, and the top two finishers automatically advance to the general election in November, even if they are from the same party.
Currently, Hernández trails Republican Gordon Fisher for second place.
Like the good lapdog they are the LA Times buried Hernandez’ party affiliation.