Debate Grazes the Future, Focuses on Now

October 12, 2010 · Filed Under CA Politics, Elections · 2 Comments 

AP/Rich Pedroncelli

SAN RAFAEL -- Jerry Brown hates Meg Whitman's plan to eliminate the state's capital gains tax. Meg Whitman hates the state's teachers union. And somewhere in between, the voters will have to decide whether either candidate speaks to them about the future of the Golden State.

Tonight's hourlong debate was on the picturesque campus of Dominican University -- a serene setting at odds with the rough-and-tumble nature of a gubernatorial race on the homestretch and very close. While a few obvious exchanges will make the nightly news, the real question: what's the lasting impact of this event -- if any -- on who wins November 2?
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Jerry and Meg, Once More

October 12, 2010 · Filed Under CA Politics, Elections · Comments Off 

Pool Photo: Sacramento Bee

Tonight's third and final gubernatorial debate comes just 21 days before one of the two candidates on stage is chosen by what everyone admits is a grumpy electorate.

Which begs the question: what do voters want the candidates to talk about? And will anything said tonight actually shed some light on how either Meg Whitman or Jerry Brown intend to govern?
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