If the unions really are shifting their resources away from Angelides to the downballot Democrats, it might do more harm than good. If Angelides goes into a free-fall or simply holds steady and the final public polls show him hopelessly behind, that's likely to depress Democrats, hurt turnout and damage the prospects of the party's other candidates on the ballot. It's hard to believe that an extra million dollars is going to make the difference for Garamendi even as the top of the ticket is imploding.
Posted by dweintraub at 10:52 AM
If you think California is really going to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020, take a look at what Cato is saying about the "Kyoto charade."
Posted by dweintraub at 8:14 AM
Bill Clinton is supposed to appear at a UCLA rally this morning on behalf of Prop. 87, the oil tax initiative.
Posted by dweintraub at 6:19 AM
Yet another newspaper says the nurses went too far when they tried to use public financing as a cover for their attempt to rig the initiative process.
Posted by dweintraub at 6:14 AM
Schwarzenegger refuses to back down on his pledge to pursue the "good ideas" he pushed in the 2005 special election. And the Union-Tribune is happy to hear it.
Posted by dweintraub at 6:10 AM
The Mercury says the insurance commissioner is more collaborative and less dogmatic than his conservative opponent.
Posted by dweintraub at 6:07 AM