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CD 17: Khanna Says Race Tied; ‘No Way’ Says Honda



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Calbuzz seldom puts much stock in polls pushed by campaigns for one simple reason: they don’t tell you the results when they’re not good for their candidate. On the other hand, when a campaign is willing to give us the whole survey and we can see if it makes sense, we’re more likely to bite…. »

Brown’s Slip Up Gives Neel a Small Opening


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Just when you thought the 2014 governor’s race was a done deal and that Jerry Brown had a lock on a fourth term, he has exposed an unexpected weakness that gives Republican Neel Kashkari a shot at a huge chunk of the vote: diaper-changing dads… »

Press Clips: No Punditry For Old Men


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Return of the Little Pulitzers: Scooplet of the Week honors to David G. Savage, who drilled down on the details of a case just accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court to report that California’s much-praised independent redistricting commission may be at risk. SCOTUS, which seized… »

Khanna Fights Uphill as Honda Flogs Phony ‘Bi’ Cred


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In his one and only debate with his Democratic challenger Ro Khanna the other night, U.S. Rep Mike Honda, D-San Jose, reeled off a variety of high-dollar items he… »

A Spectator’s Guide on GOP Bid for Senate Control


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California plays no role in the biggest political story of the year, the Democrats’ desperate struggle to hold off a Republican takeover of the Senate. No matter: a handful… »

PPIC: Xerxes of Kashkari Down 21 Points to Gandalf


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Here’s Repub- lican Neel Kashkari’s funda- mental problem in challenging Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown: The governor’s ’s job approval rating is at 55% among likely voters compared to… »

Temper, Temper: Kashkari’s Odd Attack on Calbuzz


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Neel Kashkari lashed out at two, slightly tipsy Calbuzzers extending handshakes Saturday night, a rookie display of pique and rancor that hints at a strain of distemper in his… »

Rand Paul Serves Thin Gruel to GOP Convention


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California Repub- licans hoping to be fired up and inspired by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, the keynote speaker at Saturday’s GOP convention, instead were given a limp, meandering ramble,… »

GOP Confab: Can Paul, McCarthy Hide True Beliefs?


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The head- liners for the California Republican Party convention in Los Angeles this weekend – newly re-branded U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, and U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy,… »

Neel Strong in Debate; Brown’s Record Stronger


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Top line on Thursday night’s debate between Neel Kashkari and Gov. Jerry Brown: Neel put in a strong and substantive showing. But it won’t matter because Brown makes an… »

Can Neel Beat the Spread? Plus New Poll Numbers


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Facing Calii fornia’s most prosaic election in memory, our Department of Spectator Sport Politics and Insensate Choices is girding its loins (ow!) for the fall campaign by reviewing the… »

GOP Magical Thinking: Pathway IS Crucial to Latinos


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Every now and then, some misguided conservative stumbles onto a poll finding that immigration is not the No. 1 issue for Latino voters and he cries “Eureka!” as if… »

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