Monthly Archives: October 2010

Jerry, Meg: The Wee Small Hours

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Jerry Brown was making his way out of a packed diner in downtown Chico. He’d just given a thorough, though a bit rambling, defense of why he is asking voters to again elect him as governor. And now, he was … Continue reading »


Campaign Check: The Final Analysis

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The long, ugly, and unbelievably expensive race for governor is almost over. And now, the tough question: have the voters really learned what they need to know to make an informed choice? Our final Campaign Check segment on this weekend’s … Continue reading »


Better Than Now? Sneaky Trick? The Prop 25 Debate

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Call it an electoral mnemonic device that wasn’t supposed to be: when voters go to the polls Tuesday, it will be exactly 25 days since the state’s tardy budget was signed into law… and it will also be the day … Continue reading »


Podcast: The Big Mo

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Who’s got the momentum heading into the last few hours of the 2010 gubernatorial race? Every public poll says one thing… while a certain candidate’s team says those polls are dead wrong. This week’s Capital Notes Podcast assesses the last … Continue reading »


Field Poll: Brown Over Whitman By 10

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There’s a reason that everyone loves the famous photo of Harry Truman holding up the newspaper that mistakenly pronounced his political death: it seems to prove that ‘it ain’t over ’til it’s over.’ Perhaps Meg Whitman and her supporters won’t … Continue reading »


Meg, Not Arnold, Makes World Series Bet

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Let’s state the obvious from the get-go: bets between politicians are corny. No one really cares what knickknack or cuisine from someone’s home state will be served up to the victor of a sporting event. But as the World Series … Continue reading »


Jerry Pledges, Meg Explains, Arnold Loves It

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She had them, she lost them. He answered a big question weakly, but quickly jumped on the bandwagon of positivity. And the guy who seemed to be loving every minute of it: the departing incumbent. Consider that to be the … Continue reading »


"I'm Fighting for Every Vote"

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“SAN JOSE — Meg Whitman seemed to be on a mission as she moved from table to table inside Saigon Kitchen, a restaurant in the heart of this city’s Vietnamese community. “Anything else you think I should be doing?” she … Continue reading »


Campaign Check: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

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California’s economy is in the tank. 62% of those surveyed in a recent poll said they’re worried about having enough money to pay the mortgage or rent. And about two million people — or more — are out of work. … Continue reading »


Podcast: Crunch Time

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The hour is late and the nerves are frayed for those involved in this fall’s big California elections. And that’s just those of us in the press corps. In this week’s Capital Notes Podcast, we examine the race for governor … Continue reading »