Peter Navarro tried three times to get elected in San Diego throughout the 90s: once for mayor, once for Congress running as a DEMOCRAT and once for City Council and each time the voters sent him packing back to Irvine.
I am not a fan of this pick but at least Trump has his token Democrat appointee now.
I have no idea how populism will play out in the new presidency. We had high hopes for Arnold in CA and he caved for fear he wouldn't be loved any more. I pray Trump will find his way and America wins. I sat out the primary system but Trump was interesting to me during his prior election cycle. As a past Perry supporter, I hope he does well at DOE.