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  • 1A: 76.9-23.1
    1B: 61.3-38.7
    1C: 57.4-42.6
    1D: 56.6-43.4
    1E: 64-36
    83: 70.6-29.4
    84: 53.7-46.3
    85: 45.9-54.1
    86: 48-52
    87: 45.2-54.8
    88: 23-77
    89: 25.5-74.5
    90: 47.6-52.4

    U.S. Sen.
    Feinstein 59.7
    Mountjoy 34.9
    Schwarzenegger 55.8
    Angelides 39.2
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 49.5
    McClintock 44.9
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 56.7
    Poochigian 37.9
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 48.5
    McPherson 44.7
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

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    Angelides 48.2
    Westly 43.1
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 42.9
    Speier 39.3
    Figueroa 17.8
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 63.2
    Delgadillo 36.8
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 61.1
    Ortiz 38.9
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Democratic primary
    Chiang 53.4
    Dunn 46.6
    Republican primary
    Strickland 40.9
    Maldonado 36.9
    Insur. Comm.
    Bustamante 70.5
    Kraft 29.5
    Supt. of Schools
    O'Connell 52.5, avoids run-off

    For complete election results click here.

    73: 47.4-52.6
    74: 45-55
    75: 46.6-53.4
    76: 38-62
    77: 40.5-59.5
    78: 41.5-58.5
    79: 38.9-61.1
    80: 34.3-65.7

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    Monday, September 19, 2005

    Bring It On

    The Governor's special election is kicking into full gear, with former Finance Director Tom Campbell challenging Barbara Kerra, president of the California Teacher's Association to a debate. He wants to wrangle over Schwarzenegger's Live Within Our Means Act, also known as Proposition 76.

    “As you know, I have taken a leave of absence from my role as California’s director of finance. Therefore, I can be available virtually any time and any place that suits your schedule.”

    There goes the "can't find the time" excuse.

    “I believe the people of California deserve a more substantive debate on this critical issue than that which can be afforded by 30-second commercials and TV news sound bites. Therefore, I would like to extend an invitation to you to join me for a real and substantive debate on Proposition 76. I believe a public debate between the two of us, open to the media, could contribute much to the discourse surrounding the special election."

    There goes the "waste-of time" excuse.

    It is a bold move for the campaign, but it also begs the question why Kerr would accept. By most accounts, Schwarzenegger is struggling to raise the cash for a fully-funded campaign, while the CTA is set in terms of funding. So why would the CTA president debate the finance director and give free publicity to the opposition?

    Comments on "Bring It On"


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:55 PM) : 

    Forget the debate -- Somebody on Schwarzenegger's side needs to explain how and why this proposition will work, i.e., will actually restrain spending, when all other attempts at restraining spending have failed.

    I'll probably vote for it, but my level of confidence is pretty close to zero that it will actually do any good.


    Anonymous said ... (10:05 PM) : 

    Instead of using the Governor to sell his own reforms, we have to front with a guy who got his clock cleaned by Feinstein.

    Let's hope the press doesn't notice the lack of confidence we have in the Gov.


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