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Good midday on humpday to all of you out there! Ugh about the Giants. Fortunately, I'm one of those heretical fans of both the Giants and the Dodgers. The Dodgers are my childhood team, but I had to also become a Giants fan because of my college roommates at Davis.

Some of you have asked if I'll be doing an election contest this year. The answer is yes, and I'm finalizing the districts that will be part of the contest and doing the coding necessary for 2016. Your link will sent out in the next few days (via separate email). The deadline will be 5pm on 11/8.

HELP (LIKELY) WANTED: The Chron was out with an article yesterday, reporting that should Kamala Harris win, Jerry Brown would have/get to nominate her successor as attorney general, with confirmation required by a majority of both the Senate and Assembly (Cal. Const. art. V, § 5).

Tey listed Feuer and Gascon, and I have a few more.

  • Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney
  • George Gascon, SF DA
  • Joshua Groban, UCLA law lecturer and senior advisor to Jerry Bown, covering legal and judiciary issues
  • Dave Jones, insurance commissioner

I could see Groban. The governor goes with unorthodox choices and likes to have great confidence in people. He'a worked with Groban since his 2010 (Groban was the campaign's legal advisor. I doubt that the governor will pick an elected official. Whoever is appointed will have Senate confirmation.

Jones unlikely, as he is running for AG in 2018, and the governor probably wouldn't want to be seen as picking the AG for the next ten years (assuming the pick is in 2017, which is likely.

EDITORIAL SCORECARD: The latest compilation of ballot measure editorials by Joe Rodota and Matt Klink is out.

US SENATE: If Loretta Sanchez was part of immigration talks with President Obama as she claims, she was (very) behind the scenes [Sarah D. Wire @ LAT]:

Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez hasn’t been in the public eye on national immigration policy in the same way as her Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ Immigration and Border Security Task Force co-chairman Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

So it was a bit surprising when during Wednesday’s Senate debate with Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, Sanchez said she was front and center in drafting a plan to defer deportation for millions of people brought to the country illegally as children or defer deportation for parents of U.S. citizens.

PROP 53: Anti-Prop. 53 campaign overplays disaster card in TV ad [Alexei Koseff @ SacBee] - "Opponents of Proposition 53 are airing a new television ad that echoes statements made earlier this year by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom about its impact on local control.The initiative, which is backed by wealthy Stockton-area farmer Dino Cortopassi, would require voter approval before California can issue more than $2 billion of revenue bonds for a single state project."

PROP 57: Gov. Jerry Brown contemplates second chances in backing prison-reform measure [Adam Ashton @ SacBee] - "Proposition 57 would restore some flexibility to sentencing by making more inmates eligible for early release through parole. It also would deny district attorneys the choice of when to prosecute teenagers as adults, instead handing that responsibility to judges."

PROP 58: Prop. 58 would restore bilingual education in California, but some say the issue is 'dead and forgotten' [Jazmine Ulloa @ LAT] - "Now on the Nov. 8 ballot, almost two decades later, is a measure that seeks to overhaul that law. Proposition 58, the product of 2014 legislation written by Lara, would repeal English-only instruction in public schools, giving local parents and teachers the control to develop their own multilingual programs."

PROP 58: Bilingual education battle revived in Proposition 58 [Sharon Naguchi @ MercNews] "Through Proposition 58 on the November ballot, bilingual education proponents seek to permit public schools to teach in languages other than English, without securing explicit parental permission, as is now required."

PROP 60: Prop. 60 puts condoms on porn actors, but critics say it’s a barrier to business [Susan Abram @ SCNG] - "On one side of the debate of Proposition 60 stands an AIDS advocacy organization that says a statewide law is needed to keep adult film performers safe from sexually transmitted diseases. On the other side are the adult film performers themselves. They say such a law will endanger their livelihood."

CA49 (Carlsbad): Applegate and Issa don't pull punches in new ads [Joshua Stewart @ SDUT] - "In recent days four attack ads were released in the contest between Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, and Democratic challenger Doug Applegate, which has become increasingly bitter. Applegate and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee both unveiled commercials that refer to the explosive video where Republican nominee for president Donald Trump 11 years ago bragged about making aggressive, non-consensual sexual contact with women."

AD60 Corona: Eric Linder faces Democrat Sabrina Cervantes in 60th Assembly race [Alejandra Molina @ PE] - "Democrat Sabrina Cervantes of Riverside is challenging Republican Eric Linder, of Corona, for the 60th Assembly District seat. . . Both candidates have raised more than $1 million, state campaign finance records show."

PLASTICS!: Why are there two plastic bag ban propositions on the California ballot? [Javier Panzar] - "When voters go down the list of the 17 statewide propositions on their ballots this November, they could be confused when they reach two measures placed there by a trade group seeking to overturn the state’s landmark 2014 ban on plastic bags."

CA17 (Milpitas): Rep. Mike Honda, challenger Ro Khanna square off in court [Eric Kurhi @ MercNews]:

Honda asked a judge to order that Khanna must stop using Honda’s allegedly pilfered donor information to contact them, and destroy any unauthorized Honda files in his possession, with verification by a court-appointed computer expert. His lawsuit last month claimed a former Khanna campaign manager who had worked for a Honda consultant continued accessing Honda donor files after joining Khanna.

. . .

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila had attorneys for both sides meet in his chambers, where they ironed out a deal. Khanna’s side will provide its database of donors for perusal by Honda’s team, who will check it to see what potential names may have been poached. The Khanna campaign had previously offered to share such information, but Honda’s camp said it was important to have a court order as an enforcer of good faith.

Both sides left the courthouse claiming victory.

AD40 (Redlands): Donald Trump rears again in tight Inland SoCal Assembly race [Christopher Cadelago] - "In this case, it’s Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, whose tossup district is being inundated with reminders of his party’s radioactive standard-bearer. Steinorth’s challenger, Democrat Abigail Medina, has repeatedly sought to link the GOP lawmaker to Trump." [ad]

AD40 (Redlands): Election forum features Assemblyman Marc Steinorth without his opponent [Ryan Hagen @ PE] - "Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, dominated a 40th Assembly District forum Tuesday night. Abigail Medina, his Democratic opponent didn’t participate, so Steinorth took questions with the 40th Assembly District candidates."

AD47 (Rialto): Cheryl Brown, Eloise Reyes participate in raucous forum [Ryan Hagen @ SBSun] - "A candidate forum for Assembly District 47 ended with boos Tuesday, drowning out incumbent Cheryl Brown’s attempted response to a rebuttal by challenger Eloise Reyes. Under the rules set by the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce, Brown was not allowed to respond to the rebuttal that ended the forum — after Brown and Reyes had both given closing statements."

MORE TOBACCO $$$: The CAGOP reported yesterday receiving $675,000 from the No on 56 campaign. The measure, which would raise the cigerette tax by $2/pack, has an opposition campaign mostly funded by the tobacco companies.

Los Angeles ‘summit’ focuses on California’s acute housing crisis [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "Finally, some folks are having an existential crisis about a housing shortage that could send the state into a socioeconomic death spiral." 

STOCK: California election site photo makes the web rounds [Jim Miller @ SacBee]  "But from peanut promotion to international travel on the cheap, the three men and four women in the image exist well beyond California’s election headquarters. They are part of a stock image – one photo vendor site characterizes it as “teenagers young team together cheerful concept” – that shows up in many other web pages."

CORPORATE SCUM: California lawmaker denounces Wells Fargo at hearing, calls for statewide banking reform [James Rufus Koren @ LAT] - "There were fewer TV cameras and less pomp and circumstance, but a hearing in Calabasas on Tuesday on the Wells Fargo & Co. fake accounts scandal was an otherwise familiar experience, with lawmakers attacking the bank."

IS BRYAN HA IN A FETAL POSITION UNDER HIS DESK?: Nevada Senate votes to help fund stadium for Raiders [Melody Gutierrez @ SFChron] - "The Nevada Senate approved a plan Tuesday to spend $750 million in public funds for a new stadium in hopes of luring the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, despite critics saying the deal “is deeply flawed.”"

SANTA ANA: This City Is 78% Latino, and the Face of a New California [Adam Nagourney and Jennifer Medina @ NYT] - "These days, Santa Ana stands as the face of a new California, a state where Latinos have more influence in everyday life — electorally, culturally and demographically — than almost anywhere else in the country."

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Chris Chaffee, Tony Madrigal, Silissa Uriarte Smith, and Tim Sbranti!

 

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Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac Scott Wiener (Support) $279 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac Scott Wiener (Support) $1,700 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac Scott Wiener (Support) $325 09/26/2016 10/11/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Tim Caruthers (Oppose) $309 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. In (Support) $415 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Rick Shea (Support) $415 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiativ (Oppose) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. In (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Ban On Single-use Plastic Bags. Referendum. (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare. Tobacco Use Prev (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initi (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proc (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Corporations. Political Spending. Federal Constitu (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Carryout Bags. Charges. Initiativec Statute. (Oppose) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc School Bonds. Funding For K-12 School And Communit (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Legislature. Legislation And Proceedings. Initiati (Support) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiat (Oppose) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Bend The Arc Jewish Action Inc Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute. (Oppose) $1,010 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Abigail Medina (Oppose) $63,927 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mark Wyland (Support) $174,645 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mark Wyland (Support) $68,100 10/06/2016 10/11/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mark Wyland (Support) $19,899 10/07/2016 10/11/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Vicki Veenker (Support) $40,000 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Ash Kalra (Support) $40,000 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Marc Berman (Support) $15,543 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Cheryl Brown (Support) $10,419 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Tim Grayson (Support) $1,866 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Tim Grayson (Support) $8,326 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Cheryl Brown (Support) $1,402 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Committee For Home Ownership, Sponsored By North State Building Industry Assoc. Ernie Sheldon (Support) $6,144 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Committee For Home Ownership, Sponsored By North State Building Industry Assoc. Jeff Starsky (Support) $6,144 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Dignity Ca Seiu Local 2015 Jane Kim (Support) $68,390 10/07/2016 10/11/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $191,518 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Marc Berman (Support) $125,000 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Mae Torlakson (Oppose) $16,481 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Equality California Political Action Committee Jane Kim (Oppose) $140,774 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Hadley For Assembly 2016; South Bay Residents For Better Schools & Jobs Supporting David Hadley (Support) $117,149 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Eloise Gomez Reyes (Oppose) $39,905 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Patty Lopez (Oppose) $50,321 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Cheryl Brown (Support) $14,264 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Marc Steinorth (Support) $31,336 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Kim For Senate 2016, Sponsored By A Coalition Of Families, Nurses, Health Care, Service, Hotel And Electrical Workers; Working Families For Jane Jane Kim (Support) $1,608 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. Placer County Local Transportation Authority Trans (Support) $5,000 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Laura Friedman (Support) $270,135 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $84,500 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $12,257 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
People For Better Government Committee Of The San Manuel Band Of Mission Indians Cheryl Brown (Support) $10,764 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
Ridley-thomas Ballot Measure Committee, Californians For Full Employment And Balanced Growth - Sebastian Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. In (Support) $6,947 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Ridley-thomas Ballot Measure Committee, Californians For Full Employment And Balanced Growth - Sebastian Sb1174 (chapter 753, Statutes Of 2014), Lara. Engl (Support) $7,322 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Spirit Of Democracy California Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $418,950 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
Spirit Of Democracy California Cheryl Cook-kallio (Oppose) $63,310 09/30/2016 10/11/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $137 10/07/2016 10/11/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $50,232 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The California Learn Initiative (Support) $50,000 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
We Are California, A Sponsored Committee Of Mobilize The Immigrant Vote Action Fund Affordable Housing Bond (Support) $1,146 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
We Are California, A Sponsored Committee Of Mobilize The Immigrant Vote Action Fund Josh Newman (Support) $5 10/11/2016 10/11/2016
We Are California, A Sponsored Committee Of Mobilize The Immigrant Vote Action Fund Sharon Quirk-silva For Assembly 2016 (Support) $2,160 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
We Are California, A Sponsored Committee Of Mobilize The Immigrant Vote Action Fund Josh Newman (Support) $1,440 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
We Are California, A Sponsored Committee Of Mobilize The Immigrant Vote Action Fund Sean Jay Panahi (Support) $2,160 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
We Are California, A Sponsored Committee Of Mobilize The Immigrant Vote Action Fund Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proc (Support) $2,089 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
We Are California, A Sponsored Committee Of Mobilize The Immigrant Vote Action Fund English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initi (Support) $2,089 10/10/2016 10/11/2016
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
The Billionaire Ballot Props Election :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
Proposition 53 would require a vote of the people for revenue bonds over $2 billion. Tomato farmer Dino Cortopassi funded the signature campaign. While opponents accuse him of using the proposal as a way to thwart the plan for Delta Tunnels that would move water away from his farming operations to southern California, Cortopassi says his goal is to restrict a growing debt in California. Indeed, he ran full page newspaper ads in the past expressing concern about government management and increased debt.

Bilingual Education: Proposition 58 Revives Battle
mercurynews.com
bilingual education, Proposition 58, November 2016 election, Spanish immersion, Ron Unz, English learners, Proposition 227

Anti-prop. 53 Campaign Overplays Disaster Card In Tv Ad | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Kim, Wiener square off in debate on building, campaign funding
sfgate.com
A state Senate debate Monday between contenders and fellow Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener opened with a handshake. Despite weeks of attack ads and increasingly negative campaigning from both sides, Kim and Wiener were largely amenable at the University of San Francisco event, which drew about 75 people. “Can we have another Kumbaya?” Wiener asked moderator James Taylor, chairman of African American studies at USF. The debate at Presentation Theater opened with questions on food security, sustainable farming across the state and urban agriculture, topics the candidates have spoken on less frequently in recent months. Kim has advocated for more affordable housing, while Wiener supports building more housing overall, not just below-market rate ones. Wiener supports November’s soda tax, while Kim calls it a flat, regressive measure that would disproportionally affect low-income families. Wiener said that the characterization was incorrect and that a broad spectrum of new units would help solve San Francisco’s housing crisis. [...] it was a question about campaign donations that sparked the most heated back-and-forth between Kim and Wiener, both of whom have accused the other of accepting dark money from corporations and developers. [...] it would also include spending party money, requiring Wiener to denounce an endorsement from the Democratic Party. In their closing statements, Wiener and Kim stuck to their messages, echoing language they have repeated often during the past eight months. Wiener picked up Kim’s tag word, saying he was a “fighter” for health care and climate change.

Prop. 58 Would Restore Bilingual Education In California. But Is The Issue 'dead And Forgotten'?
latimes.com
Ricardo Lara was in college when California voters approved a law that required public school students to speak and learn only in English. It was a debate, the now-state-senator remembers, that was tainted with racial undertones. 

Gov. Jerry Brown Contemplates Second Chances In Backing Prison-reform Measure | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

National City To Sanders Campaign: Show Me The Money - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
National City sent a demand for payment letter to the Bernie Sanders campaign Tuesday after repeated attempts to collect money owed for a May rally the Vermont senator held at Kimball Park.

Former Port Of L.A. Police Chief Sentenced To 2 Years In Federal Prison For Tax Evasion
latimes.com
The former chief of police at the Port of Los Angeles was sentenced to two years in federal prison Tuesday for concealing over $1.1 million income and making false statements to the FBI.

Nevada Senate Votes To Help Fund Stadium For Raiders - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
The Nevada Senate approved a plan Tuesday to spend $750 million in public funds for a new stadium in hopes of luring the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, despite critics saying the deal “is deeply flawed.”

California Election Site Photo Makes The Web Rounds | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

District 17: Judge To Hear Hacking Arguments In Rep. Mike Honda's Case Against Rival Ro Khanna
mercurynews.com
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Beverage-industry Playbook Expands As 'big Soda' Spends Large To Defeat Oakland And San Francisco Taxes | East Bay Express
Thien Pham, Luke Tsai, Cynthia Salaysay, Nick Miller, Jasmine Guillory, Eda Yu and Pilar Reyes @
eastbayexpress.com
Say what you want about the power and influence of "Big Soda," the beverage industry's game plan to defeat soda-tax measures is remarkably consistent: identify low-income and minority groups, label the tax regressive and unfair, then watch it fail. It's worked for the industry already in forty cities and states across the country, and they hope it will work in Oakland and San Francisco this November.

Trump Urges Floridians To Vote 20 Days After Election Day - Politico
politico.com
The Republican nominee tells voters to turn out on Nov. 28 instead of Nov. 8.

Applegate And Issa Don't Pull Punches In New Ads - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
In recent days four attack ads were released in the contest between Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, and Democratic challenger Doug Applegate, which has become increasingly bitter.

Sacramento County Paying $200,000 In Third Lawsuit Involving Flashlight-wielding Deputy | The Sacramento Bee
Denny Walsh and Sam Stanton @
sacbee.com
By Denny Walsh and Sam Stanton

La County Approves Pay Raises For Poll Workers Ahead Of November Election
dailynews.com
Today's high

Darrell E Issa Articles, Photos, And Videos - San Diego Union Tribune
sandiegouniontribune.com
In recent days four attack ads were released in the contest between Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, and Democratic challenger Doug Applegate, which has become increasingly bitter.

California Lawmaker Denounces Wells Fargo At Hearing, Calls For Statewide Banking Reform
latimes.com
Wells Fargo's fake-accounts scandal was the subject of a hearing staged by a state Assemblyman in Calabasas.

GOP Poll: Darrell Issa Leads Democratic Challenger By 9 Points
rollcall.com
Democrats have been increasingly excited about targeting California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa this fall. But new polling from Issa's campaign, shared exclusively with Roll Call, shows the former House Oversight chairman holding a 9-point advantage over his Democratic challenger.