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THE Nooner for July 7, 2016
Good morning! Sorry about yesterday's misfire. Internet connectioin issue. :-(
All ballots have been counted from thw June 7 election. Statewide turnout was 47.6%.
FROM THE INBOX: "As Donald Trump visits House Republicans for a strategy session on Capitol Hill, Chairman Ben Ray Luján announced today that the DCCC is launching an unprecedented seven figure national advertising campaign to highlight House Republicans – including vulnerable California Republicans Jeff Denham, David Valadao, Steve Knight, and Darrell Issa - repeatedly putting their Party over the good of their country in standing by Donald Trump."
US SENATE: 8 things to know about Senate candidate Kamala Harris' career gold stars and demerits Phil Willon @ LAT]8 things to know about Senate hopeful Loretta Sanchez's 20-year political career [Phil Willon @ LAT]
OUCH: California poll: Donald Trump hitting 'historic' lows in presidential race [Mathew Artz @ MercNews] - "Trump, who at least temporarily has shuttered his California campaign offices, trails Clinton by 30 points in a two-person race and by 24 points when Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson is thrown into the mix."
LABoS: Top two candidates for LA County’s 5th District gear up for campaign trail [Susan Abram @ Daily News] - "Kathryn Barger, the top aide to Antonovich, and Darrell Park, an entrepreneur, plan different strategies to win the seat for the 5th District, which spans more than 2,800 square miles, including the Antelope, Santa Clarita and parts of the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys. Antonovich has held the seat for 36 years."
GASSED: With cap and trade in doubt, key questions go unanswered [Julie Cart @ CALmatters] - "Is cap and trade, which essentially levies fees on major polluters, a success? How do we know? Which companies still exceed their allowed emissions? Which don’t? The air board has consistently said California would reach its emissions targets; how much is cap and trade contributing?"
ARM-TWISTING: UC campuses admit more Californians after years of falling rates [Katy Murphy @ MercNews] - "Admission rates for in-state freshmen shot up at Santa Cruz, Davis and Riverside, according to figures released Wednesday, and even inched above 20 percent at UC Berkeley for the first time since 2009."
AMENITIES: Venues are catering to e-sports fans with beanbag chairs, energy drinks and food on sticks [Paresh Dave @ LAT]- "It’s among the accommodations event spaces across the country are making in bids to capitalize on the rise of arena-packing video-game contests, which they hope will attract a new generation of event-goers -- and with them increased ticket and concession sales."
#FAREWELL: Former former HCD Lynn Jacobs and state senator Marion Bergeson.
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to OES's Ryan Arba, my sister Lisa, and UC Dais law's Pamela Wu!
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