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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

    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

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    Friday, July 21, 2006

    Gov. endorses Prop 84

    Gov. Schwarzenegger today endorsed Proposition 84, the $5.4 billion environmental bond, which increasingly looks like a negotiating coup pulled off by Schwarzenegger and leading legislative Democrats to get around a balky Republican minority unwilling to borrow to fund environmental priorities.

    The bond, which includes $580 million for sustainable communities, $500 for parks and nature education centers, $540 million for coastal and beach protection and more than $900 for rivers lakes and streams, drew almost no support in the legislative GOP minority.

    GOP members had demanded that any bond include money for surface storage--better known as dams. Democrats refused and both sides agreed to drop the enviro/water bond altogether--all the while signature were being gathered to place a bond on the ballot with all the Democratic priorities--and more.

    Here's what Steve Maviglio, said to me last month in Capitol Weekly:

    "Republicans were opposed to a wide range of natural-resources programs in the original bond," says Steve Maviglio, deputy chief of staff to Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, D-Los Angeles. "It was pretty clear that the smartest strategy was to eliminate them, knowing this bond was coming down the line."

    Núñez and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, were among the first to endorse. And on Friday, the governor joined them.

    "This initiative ensures that the environment remains a key component of California's Strategic Growth Plan. Proposition 84 will help preserve California's incredible coastlineand natural resources for generations to come," said Schwarzenegger in a statement. "I look forward to working with environmental and legislative leaders to build on this initiative to expand California's water supply infrastructure."

    Comments on "Gov. endorses Prop 84"


    Anonymous court said ... (6:51 PM) : 

    I think that prop 84 should definitely be passed. We heavily depend on clean water to drink and in our environment. Money would be put towards the dirty and polluted beaches so they could be cleaned up and our ocean wildlife would be preserved. Also the wildlife and natural reserves could be saved.It would be a much needed advance to saving the environment.


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