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    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

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    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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    Wednesday, January 04, 2006

    Nunez: Redistricting and Term Limts Together

    In his first speech of the year on the Assembly floor Speaker Fabian Nunez said that the Assembly would help put a measure on the June ballot to address voters' concerns over the redistricting process. But along with it, he hinted that there would also be something to allow legislators to serve all fourteen years of their legislative eligibility in a single house.

    That could only be a good thing for Nunez, who would then be eligible to remain Speaker for nearly another decade.

    Comments on "Nunez: Redistricting and Term Limts Together"


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:28 PM) : 

    The real good thing is that Nunez knows term limits changes -- even the modest 14-year idea -- are consistently opposed by 70-plus percent of voters.

    So the feared redistricting reform goes down in flames.


    Blogger OAFFER said ... (5:24 PM) : 

    I couldn't agree more with anonymous - tying the albatros of term limits "reform" to the redistricting measure will assure regjection by the voters. A brilliant move if one wants to maintain the status quo.


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:29 PM) : 

    If this really happens, it could lead to WWIII between Congressional members and legislators.

    There have been rumors for a couple of years about negotiations for a deal on redistricting reform in return for modifying term limits drastically. The driving force is of course selfishness, not just by legislators and the Governor, but also by a lot of congressmen are worried about termed out legislators running against them.

    But in the end I don't think Congressmen will sign off on any legitimate nonpartisan commission doing reapportionment because they will know that a committee like that is more likely to eliminate their seats than the legislature which they deal with on federal funding issues,

    Democrats who will not want to see a commission that would almost definitely lead to more Republican seats across the board (So called Non Partisan Commissions have in practice been very quick to shortchange minority representation which hurts Democrats), conservative Republicans who will hate to see any modification of term limits and good government groups that will have problems with the specific makeup of any commission will oppose such a plan no matter what party leaders are behind it and in the end, that will be enough to defeat such a measure. I also think average voters will dislike the inherent politics of such a deal. I think this could have been pulled off before Prop. 77, but now I think too many people are aware of it and anything this political will get too much attention.


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