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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, September 21, 2006

    Site(s) of the day

    Click here to read about the faux-endorsement by the Headless Horseman of Chuck Poochigian sent out by the Jerry Brown campaign.

    Fresno -- The famed Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow today announced his support for Chuck Poochigian's campaign for state attorney general.

    "Senator Poochigian is the only candidate for attorney general who hired a cast of headless fictional characters to star in his ads," said the Horseman . "As perhaps the most famous headless character in the western canon, I am proud to support his candidacy."

    At a press conference at Poochigian headquarters in Fresno, the Headless Horseman took the opportunity to highlight the contrast between Senator Poochigian and his Democratic opponent, Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown.

    "Unfortunately, Mayor Brown's ads feature real people with faces," said the Horseman. "That's not cool. And as a big fan of the .50 caliber sniper's rifle, I could never vote for Brown. Nothing removes a head more cleanly than a .50 caliber round ... even if it has to travel through two police cars to get there."

    Of course, Poochigian's camp have had some fun online, as well, particularly with, which has a great quotes section.

    My favorite: is [Jerry Brown] “is the most self-serving, inept politician that I have ever met in my 35 years in politics,” said by the one and only Sen. John Burton.

    Comments on "Site(s) of the day"


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:59 PM) : 

    Jerry Brown doesn't use hired actors for his ads, he just uses political appointees (such as the "scientist" he used in his wrap up ad). Hey, if you appoint me to the Ethics Commission, Mr. Mayor, I will say that you are pretty good guy too! Don't take my word for it, do the research yourself.


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 PM) : 

    At least she has a face, Spillane.

    Funny site! And, unlike many "blogs," it's updated regularly.


    Blogger Valley Dem said ... (10:14 AM) : 

    I like the headless ads. Very catchy. Also, my favorite quote on is from President Bill Clinton himself. Jerry Brown “reinvents himself every year or two” and who is willing to “say anything” to get elected.” If you thought Al Gore was the king of flip-flop, check out Brown's quotes before he decided to run for AG. People complain about politicians that will say or do anything to get elected but they have let Jerry Brown get away with that for over 30 years. Now he claims to be tough on crime. PLEASE!!


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:43 AM) : 

    Excellent site! It speaks the truth with great humor!


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