As the polls close tonight, The Swarm team will be live blogging the results, with an emphasis on several races that are hot locally and in California:
-- Pia Lopez will be watching the congressional contests, particularly the 4th District race between Democrat Charlie Brown and Republican Tom McClintock. Polls have shown this could go either way. The reputation of pollsters will be on the line.
-- I'll be focusing on city council and supervisor races that could affect growth and development issues across the region, as I noted in my column
-- Ginger Rutland will be commenting on Capitol Public Radio tonight.
Listen to her and a panel of commentators at KXJZ, 90.9 on your FM dial.
All of us will be blogging on the ballot propositions, especially Prop.
8, which would ban same-sex marriage. Other big ones are Proposition 2,
an animal rights measure that would restrict caging of hens;
Proposition 4, requiring minors to notify parents of an abortion;
Proposition 10, a T. Boone Pickens energy measure that would add $5
billion to the state's debt and Proposition 11, which would take away
the power of lawmakers to draw their own legislative districts.
And of course, we hear there is a mayoral contest to be decided tonight. So make yourself a pot of coffee and check back.
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