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Ex-Insurance Boss Poizner Seeks Non-Partisan Re-do



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Win or lose in November, Steve Poizner already has made history. Poizner, a 61-year old Silicon Valley zillionaire, finished first in the June 5 balloting for Insurance Commissioner — the first political independent ever to qualify for election to state office in California. His victory, with 42 percent in a four-candidate field, carries huge political… »

A New Definition for California’s Political Sweet Spot


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California voters demonstrated anew last week that the state has developed a special brand of democratic epistemology – mas o menos liberalism — that has been shaped by Propositions 13 and 187; Ronald Reagan and Edmund Browns Sr. and Jr.; the Santa Barbara oil… »

Why Tony V is Likely to Suck Wind in Tuesday Vote


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If the final Berkeley IGS poll before Tuesday’s preliminary election is correct, the California governor’s race will pit Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco, against Republican businessman John Cox of Rancho Santa Fe. The survey suggests Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa, the… »

Why Steyer is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on Impeachment


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Tom Steyer, the billionaire entre- preneur and Democratic activist, is right that the only way to get rid of President Donald Trump is to impeach him. But Steyer is… »

Cutting Through Fog of Polls: The Key Takeaways


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At a time when polling in California is more muddled and uncertain than ever, there’s only one important known unknown in campaigns for statewide office following the two most… »

The Only Thing That Mattered in Gov’s TV Debate


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Nothing that transpired in Tuesday’s “debate” among candidates for governor of California changed the one and only political question worth discussing about the June 5 preliminary vote: Will Antonio… »

Bretón: Why Prince Gavin’s Character Fails the Test


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With their clever attack ad on Republican John Cox, designed to elevate Cox and thereby keep fellow Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa from coming in second in the June preliminary vote… »

Who’s On Second? CA Polling Is a Muddled Mess


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Here’s what we know about the 2018 California races for governor and U.S. Senate: Democrats Gavin Newsom and Dianne Feinstein will come in first in the June preliminary vote…. »

Three Big Questions Shaping California Politics


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Jerry Roberts spends most of his energy these days wrangling horses and politicos in Santa Barbara, where he is the RW Apple of hyper-local concerns. Occasionally he lifts his… »

Brown’s Bid to Finesse Trump’s Nat’l Guard Plan


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Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednes- day yielded to President Donald Trump’s request for troops to control the Mexican border, agreeing to supply 400 members of the California National Guard… »

How Brown Would Reject Trump Nat’l Guard Plan


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UPDATE: When President Trump said he was going to order the National Guard to the border, we re-posted our piece from a year ago on how California would resist… »

Prince Gavin Surges Past Tony V; DiFi Steady


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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has reclaimed a clear lead in the California’s top-two governor’s primary, with fellow Democratic former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa falling into a virtual tie and… »

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