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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    Thursday, August 24, 2006

    Is the California Majority Report a blog?

    That's the question Calitics creator Brian takes on in a long post today. It is worth a read, especially when one tries to consider what is and is not a progressive blog.

    Here's some highlights:

    What could help this site become a blog? Well, there are many ways to go, some of which directly contradict others. First, exercise more editorial control. Who's site is this? Is it Salazar's? Maviglio's? Or is it their hired hand's site? I don't know, as it's hard to tell from a reading of the site. The lack of editorial control leads to a lack of editorial direction. I don't know if this site is supposed to be helping Democrats get elected or if it's just supposed to be an entertainment site, something like a defamer for Sacto pols.

    The other suggestion I would give is to reach out to the grassroots and netroots. With the exception of a few limited contact, the founders of this site made little effort to market this to what I expect is their target audience. Oh sure, they did a great job if they were going to start up a rival to the Capitol Weekly, what with the press availability and the fancy insider party. But if you want Internet readers, perhaps you should attempt to have an Internet outreach and Internet campaign to publicize the site (maybe even the most basic step of a blogroll so that you participate in the liberal blogosphere's link economy).

    Incidentally, Brian, I don't see a link my blog on your blogroll. But I digress...

    He continues:

    Not to be unpleasant, but when political professionals fail to reach out to the single constituency that they say they're trying to reach, it causes one to doubt their skill set generally. Especially when the people that make up that constituency are among the easiest people on the planet to find and contact. At any rate, that didn't happen and they elected to use only traditional media for their launch campaign. Oh, and Fleischman. So, CA Majority Report, get to work on doing some serious connecting with the 'roots.

    So, back to my original question. What is a progressive blog? Well, this certainly is far from progressive, and it could use some help on the blog side too. Perhaps it could benefit from a few less voices, especially some of the voices that have proven to be toxic to the Democratic Party. But, I'll reserve judgment before heaping scorn upon the actual concept. It needs some work, but perhaps it could become a resource.

    Comments on "Is the California Majority Report a blog?"


    Anonymous SFBrianCL said ... (8:07 AM) : 

    The question of a blog definition is one that I frequently ponder, but can't really come up with an answer. I tried in this post, but I think it's still more than a bit abstract.

    It seems you are right about the blogroll. Techinically you are on the our "Big Blogroll" which has pretty much every non-wingnut blog in the State. However, we can bump you up to "California News". :)


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:29 PM) : 

    ca majority report (aka maviglio-lathburly blog) sucks. it's sourly lacking in original material and the long list of "majority reporters" is just for show.


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