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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
    Gov.
    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
    Treasurer
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Controller
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

    For complete election results click here.


    Gov.
    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
    Treasurer
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Controller
    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

    For complete election results click here.


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    Thursday, October 27, 2005

    Maarrrrrriiiaaaaaa

    What should you do with a problem like Maria?

    Maria Shriver, California's first lady, made her most extensive speech to date on the special election agenda of her husband--but she didn't reveal whether or not she supported that agenda.

    The highlights, as reported by the AP:

    "I thought a lot about what I could say here today. I also thought a lot about what I couldn't or shouldn't say for one reason or the other," Shriver said. "We all know what happens to first ladies who shoot their mouths off - they get sent to first ladies' dungeon, and you wouldn't want that to happen to me."

    "You can survive life in a bipartisan marriage, in an increasingly polarized and partisan world, where everyone wants immediate fixes to age old problems, and easy answers to complex issues that are not black and white but various shades of gray," she said. "You certainly can let people know that you love and believe in your husband, even though people on one side scream for you to denounce him and the other side screams for you to support him."

    Comments on "Maarrrrrriiiaaaaaa"

     

    Anonymous M. Shriver said ... (2:34 PM) : 

    I've posted a song to explain how I feel.

    Stand By Your Man, Don’t Support His Plan
    (M. Shriver/Tammy Wynette)

    Sometimes its hard to be the a first lady
    When the Governor is so a-fraidy
    You'll have bad times
    And he'll have good times
    Doing things that tend to be shady

    Stand by your man
    Give him staged events to cling to
    And a warm sofa and blanket to come to
    When poll numbers are cold and lonely
    Don’t support his plan
    But tell the world you love him
    In front of every camera you can
    And Stand by your man

    But when the timing is right you'll forgive him
    Even though his propositions are hard to understand
    And if you really love him
    Announce you’re proud of him
    In front of every camera you can

    Stand by your man
    Give him staged events to cling to
    And a warm sofa and blanket to come to
    When poll numbers are cold and lonely
    Don’t support his plan
    But tell the world you love him
    In front of every camera you can
    And Stand by your man

    Don’t support his plan
    But convince the world to love him
    Keep it in front of cameras as long as you can
    And Stand by your man

     

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