Shane Goldmacher is a former reporter for Capitol Weekly. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he served as editor of the Berkeley Political Review.

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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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    Sunday, July 09, 2006

    Angelides to stump for infrastructure

    Democratic gubernatorial challenger Phil Angelides is scheduled to make a Bay Area stop on Monday to campaign for the infrastructure bond package on the November ballot. Angelides has said that he supports the bonds, but this, as far as I can tell, will be the first appearance he is making in which the bonds will receive central billing.

    The $37 billion bond package, which is a pared down version of the infrastructure proposal Angelides' opponent, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger presented in January, presents a political tightrope for Angelides. First off, the bipartisan package has been Arnold's chief policy accomplishment this year, after he struggled to work with Democrats in 2005's so-called "year of reform". No one wants to tout the accomplishments of their opponent.

    Second, it is awfully hard for Angelides to go into an election saying Yes on Schwarzenegger's bonds, No on Schwarzenegger. Sounds eerily like Yes on Bustamante, No on Recall...which didn't work so well.

    In any case, Angelides appears Monday with Sen. Don Perata and Assemblywoman Wilma Chan at the Port of Oakland to urge that voters support the bond package. It will be interesting to see if such events will continue as Election Day nears (because who, really, is paying attention right now).

    Comments on "Angelides to stump for infrastructure"


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:52 PM) : 

    Shane, I love you dearly but I have to express my disappointment that you have fallen prey to the Terminator's media machine. You see, the infrastructure bonds aren't "Arnold's Bonds". The idea to rev up the infrastructure came from Senate President Don Perata well over a year ago. Arnie hopped onto the bandwagon when his picks lost in November. Even then he didn't get it right, opting for prisons but no housing and multi-lane highways vs. mass transit. I know all the boys are now holding hands & singing "We are the World" on these propositions, but by no stretch of the imagination should they be called "Schwarzenegger's". To do so is not only incorrect but also makes my teeth hurt.

    Otherwise, keep up the fine work!


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