Tag Archives: 2010 Governor

Should Brown Have Taken His Own Advice?

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It’s impossible to resist taking Governor Jerry Brown’s Sunday network news interview, and the advice he offered a fellow Democrat in the White House, and viewing it through the prism of the campaign he ran for governor in 2010. And … Continue reading »


Voters More Diverse... and Confused... Than Ever

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In politics, there’s often a danger in relying too much on conventional wisdom. And a just released statewide poll on the November election confirms that danger, as it seems California’s electorate is starting to look and act differently than expected. … Continue reading »


Podcast: Transition Blues

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For political junkies, it’s a great scene out of a great flick. Newly elected (fictional) Senator Bill McKay, overwhelmed by it all at the end of the 1972 movie The Candidate, asks his top adviser: “What do we do now?” … Continue reading »


Podcast: Jerry on Jerry

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Sometimes, archived interviews are worth listening to again. Especially when the person’s word take on a greater meaning after the passage of time and major events. This week’s Capital Notes Podcast is a dip into the not-too-distant archives for my … 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 »


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 »