California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino speaks at the Larry Zarian Transportation Center dedication ceremony in Glendale on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Portantino may square off against Carol Liu for a new Senate seat in the 25th district. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)
COMMENTING POLICY:Readers are encouraged to post comments that are germane to the article. We reserve the right to remove any user, and to delete comments that contain abusive language or personal threats, as well as those that are racist or demeaning. Readers may report comments by clicking "Report Abuse." Once a comment has been flagged, a Baltimore Sun staffer will investigate. Click here for more information on commenting.