Monthly Archives: November 2010

Red Team's Election Blues

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Like the fans of a baseball team whose only hope of avoiding a shutout is the final batter, California Republicans are nervously watching the fate of Steve Cooley as they ponder what went so terribly wrong for the GOP brand … Continue reading »


Brown's Challenges, Whitman's Adieu

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Every election finds the gap between the winner and loser widening at an exponential rate after the results come in; winners become leaders-in-waiting, losers find themselves knee deep in the muck of criticism and post-game analysis. So no one should … Continue reading »


Podcast: Brown and Blue

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It was a color rich day for California politics this week, and both are hues that are instantly familiar. Much to the chagrin, though, of those who prefer red. This week, a special Capital Notes Podcast — some insight into … Continue reading »


Call the Coroner: The Election Post-Mortem

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Happy Democrats. Angry Republicans. Mixed messages from the voters. Three admittedly obvious but major stories this morning from California’s 2010 elections.


And Now, Vote!

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After being bombarded with hundreds of mailers, fliers stuck in the door, automated phone calls from the 202 area code, and more TV ads than possibly be fast forwarded through on a DVR, it’ll all be over in a matter … Continue reading »