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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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    Sunday, June 11, 2006

    Viilaraigosa to gain a friend on council?

    Soon-to-be Senator Alex Padilla and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have had many policy disagreements in recent months. In a debate last month, Padilla demanded that the L.A. city council (he is a councilman) take a vote to show what was not in the mayor's budget--namely his effort to take over L.A.'s sagging school system. It was a poitical move (though it failed) and a poke in the eye of the mayor. It also came right after Villaraigosa had endorsed Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez for the very Senate seat Padilla was seeking.

    Some had wondered why Villaraigosa had endorsed Montanez while Padilla was a sitting, swing vote councilman that could have stymied the mayor's ambitious agenda. Well, now that Padilla, who was backed by hundreds of thousands in independent expenditures, is heading to the Senate, Montanez has announced she will run for his council seat.

    So guess who just might gain a hell-of-an-ally on the council.

    You gotta love politics.

    Comments on "Viilaraigosa to gain a friend on council?"


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:54 PM) : 

    She has to win first and polling shows her trailing Padilla's chief of staff among voters that are aware of both of them. As a former councilwoman in neighboring San Fernando, she will not have an easy time of it unless Padilla wants to cut some type of a deal.


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:09 AM) : 

    what poll? who did they poll, Padilla's chief of staff's family only? come on now, over a one million was spent by her and others in that very same district to get her elected to the senate. who else would have greater name ID than her right about now?........maybe Padilla who spent almost double the $$$ to win the senate seat but he's not running. and, if Antonio couldnt pull it off for Cindy with his 80+ name ID, then Padilla has no chance in hell with his 45+ name ID to pull it off for his chief.


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