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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

    For complete election results click here.

    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

    For complete election results click here.

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    Saturday, March 25, 2006

    Money, money, money

    Who has what resources is becoming a constant refrain in the governor's race. The Sacramento Bee has a great graph today (see below) on who is being given what and by whom.

    In the flurry of campaign finance stories following this week's filing deadline, many focused on the growing gap between the money Phil Angelides has raised versus Steve Westly.

    The Chronicle read:

    The campaign financial reports released Wednesday were grim reading for state Treasurer Phil Angelides, the leader in the polls. Although he has a substantial $14.5 million in the bank, that's still $8.5 million less than the $23 million state Controller Steve Westly had on tap as of March 17, the closing day for the reports.

    The actual gap is somewhat less because Westly's report showed $1.6 million in unpaid bills.

    But the Angelides camp has taken issue with the $23 million figure. Here's what a recent memo to reporters said:

    Steve Westly lists himself as the Controller on the ballot, but on Wednesday, Westly used Arthur Andersen-style press releases and told reporters that he had $23 million in the bank.

    On Wednesday night, countless political observers spent hours clicking the refresh button, waiting for Steve Westly’s campaign finance report to appear online. When the report finally appeared (at 11:07 PM), we all learned that the Westly campaign is guilty of Bush-style fuzzy math.

    In reality, Westly has nearly $1.7 million in unpaid bills, a fact that his campaign conveniently ignored in an effort to artificially inflate his cash-on-hand total.

    The late night report also confirmed that Steve Westly has burned through every penny he has raised so far and is now relying solely on his personal fortune to fund his campaign.

    In any case, here's that Sac Bee graphic:

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