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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

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    Wednesday, May 24, 2006

    The MySpace race

    So the two Democratic candidates for governor are competing just about everywhere. Both are organizing rival bus tours. Steve Westly and his backers urge that we jump on the Westly wagon. Phil Angelides wants to tour the coast and tout his Democratic (and environmental) credentials.

    The two have given competing speeches at the Sacramento Press Club--and for each the opponent has sent representatives to the back of the room to spin the media.

    The two are competing on the airwaves--with multi-million dollar ad buys that have saturated the airwaves.

    They have competed in televised debates--shooting sharp barbs back and forth.

    Of course, one little noticed competition is online--with MySpace. And in that battle Angelides is kicking Westly's online you-know-what.

    Angelides: 1355 friends

    Westly: 179 friends

    Both are pretty active myspacers users (or, rather, their staff is). Westly last logged in yesterday. Angelides logged in today. And both are doing substantially better than lieutenant governor hopeful John Garamendi, who has only 51 friends. And much much better than Garamendi opponent Jackie Speier, who has all of 0 friends. Liz Figueroa, the other Democratic lite gov candidate doesn't have a MySpace profile.

    Unfortunately for Phil, which is what most of his MySpace well-wishers call the state treasurer, some of his 1355 friends aren't yet eligible to vote.

    One pro-Phil user, pRiNcEsS, wrote, " im really only 12 so i cant vote. my parents r both independent but i wanna b a democrat." Another Phil booster, ANdy, writes, "phil, if i was 18 i would vote for you in a secong but i still have a year. i believe in your platform. your support is impressive. comment me back dude."

    One of Westly's commenters, *So Cali Princess*, (his first comment, actually) is excited about his candidacy. "Thanks for not being evil!" she writes. Others chime in with more excited "Go Steve!" sentiments.

    By the way, Angelides is a Gemini looking for "Networking, Friends" and "Californians interested in a better future for our state!"

    And, really, who isn't.

    Comments on "The MySpace race"


    Blogger Pixel Conspiracy said ... (9:29 AM) : 

    It should be noted that Phil had his myspace page up long before Steve. He's been campaigning for Governor FOR EVER, by political standards.


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