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ELECTION COVERAGE: I'll be providing updates on Twitter @scottlay hashtag #thenooner, and perhaps an email or two--depending on how late the evening goes. For paid subscribers, I will host a webinar on Wednesday, November 9 at 1:30pm. Access information to follow.

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VOTE-BY-MAIL REPORT (through 11/3/2016) from Political Data Inc.

  • Total VBMs: 11,039,088
  • Total VBMs returned: 4,193,725
  • Percent returned: 38%
  • Dems share of VR/VBM share of requested/VBM share of returned: 45%/45%/46%
  • Reps: 26%/27%/32%
  • Other: 29%/28%/22%
  • Latino: 24%/22%/15%
  • Asian: 9%/10%/10%
  • 18-35: 28%/27%/13%
  • 35-54: 34%/31%/26%
  • 55+: 39%/42%/62%

Good morning! Sorry I missed giving the Cubs a shout-out yesterday. I think I was still thinking it was a dream. Congrats to Cubbies fan John Laird, Secretary of Natural Resources.

Happy Friday. This s-storm of an election will be over very soon.

THE AG LIST: Here's the current list based on conversations with many insiders:

  • Josh Cotchett, attorney
  • Rocky Delgadillo, former LA City Attorney
  • Katherine Feinstein, retired judge and daughter of Dianne Feinstein
  • Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney
  • Dario Frommer, former assemblymember and my fellow UCD law grad, who I later followed in his footsteps as president of the LSA
  • Leticia Perez, Kern County Supervisor and member, California Board of State and Community Corrections
  • Mike Gatto, Assemblymember (termed out)
  • Clark Kelso, professor of law at McGeorge and a Republican nominee appointed to insurance commish in 2000 when the vacancy arose after Chuck Quackenbush was compelled to resign and moved to serve as the state's chief information officer under both Davis and Schwarenegger. Easy confirmation. 
  • Nancy McFadden, executive secretary to Jerry Brown, and a key part of his inner circle
  • Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County DA
  • Ann Ravel, FEC commissioner 
  • Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County DA
  • Phillip A. Talbert, US attorney for the Eastern District of California

 

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Woman In Energy

 

Here are the newspaper endorsements in competitive races:

  • CA07 (East Sacto County): Sacramento Bee: Ami Bera (incumbent D over R)
  • CA10 (Modesto): Modesto Bee: Michael Eggman (D over incumbent R)
  • CA17 (Milpitas-San Joss): East Bay Times: Ro Khanna (D over incumbent D)
  • CA17 (Milpitas-San Joss): San Francisco: Ro Khanna (D over incumbent D)
  • CA17 (Milpitas-San Jose): San Jose Mercury News: Ro Khanna (D over incumbent D)
  • CA24 (Santa Barbara): San Luis Obispo Tribune: Salud Carbajal (D over R)
  • CA24 (Santa Barbara): Santa Barbara News Press: Justin Fareed (R over D)
  • CA24 (Santa Barbara): Ventura County Star: Salud Carbajal (D over R)
  • CA25 (Santa Clarita): LA Daily News: Steve Knight  (R incumbent over D)
  • CA25 (Santa Clarita): San Bernardino Sun: Steve Knight (R incumbent over D)
  • CA25 (Santa Clarita): Santa Clarita Signal: Steve Knight (R incumbent over D)
  • CA31 (San Bernardino): LA Daily News: Pete Aguilar (D incumbent over R)
  • CA31 (San Bernardino): San Bernardino Sun: Pete Aguilar (D incumbent over R)
  • CA36 (Coachella): Desert Sun: Raul Ruiz (incumbent D over R)
  • CA36 (Coachella): Riverside Press-Enterprise: Raul Ruiz (incumbent D over R)
  • CA44 (Carson): Los Angeles Times: Nanette Barragan (D over D)
  • CA44 (Carson): Daily Breeze: Nanette Barragan (D over D)
  • CA46 (Santa Ana): Orange County Register: Lou Correa (D over D)
  • CA49 (Carlsbad): Orange County Register: Darrell Issa (R incumbent over D)
  • CA49 (Carlsbad): San Diego U-T: Darrel Issa (R incumbent over D)
  • CA52 (San Diego): San Diego U-T: Scott Peters (D incumbent over R)
  • SD03 (Yolo-Solano-Napa): Daily Democrat: Bill Dodd (D over D)
  • SD03 (Yolo-Solano-Napa): East Bay Times: Bill Dodd (D over D)
  • SD03 (Yolo-Solano-Napa): Sacramento Bee: Bill Dodd (D over D)
  • SD03 (Yolo-Solano-Napa): Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Bill Dodd (D over D)
  • SD09 (East Bay): East Bay Times: Nancy Skinner (D over D)
  • SD09 (East Bay): San Francisco Chronicle: Nancy Skinner (D) (pver D)
  • SD11 (San Francisco): San Francisco Chronicle: Scott Wiener (D over D)
  • SD21 (Santa Clarita-Antelope Vly): Antelope Valley Press: Scott Wilk (R over D)
  • SD25 (Pasadena): LA Daily News: Michael Antonovich (R over D)
  • SD27 (Ventura): Malibu Times: Henry Stern (D over R)
  • SD27 (Ventura): Santa Clarita Valley Signal: Henry Stern (D over R)
  • SD27 (Ventura): Ventura County Star: Henry Stern (D over R)
  • SD27 (Ventura): Ventura County Reporter: Henry Stern (D over R)
  • SD27 (Ventura): LA Daily News: Steve Fazio (R over D)
  • SD27 (Ventura): San Bernardino Sun: Steve Fazio (R over D)
  • SD29 (Fullerton-Diamond Bar): San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Ling Ling Chang (R over D)
  • SD35 (South Bay): Daily Breeze: Steven Bradford (D over D)
  • AD14 (Concord): East Bay Times: Mae Torlakson (D over (D)
  • AD14 (Concord): San Francisco Chronicle: Tim Grayson (D over D)
  • AD24 (Palo Alto/Mountain View): San Jose Mercury News: Marc Berman (D over D)
  • AD24 (Palo Alto/Mountain View): San Jose Mercury News: Marc Berman (D over D)
  • AD27 (San Jose): San Jose Mercury News: Madison Nguyen (D over D)
  • AD16 (Tri-Valley): East Bay Times: Catharine Baker (R incumbent over D)
  • AD16 (Tri-Valley): San Francisco Chronicle: Catharine Baker (R incumbent over D)
  • AD31 (Fresno): Fresno Bee: Joaquin Arambula (D over D)
  • AD39 (East San Fernando): San Bernardino Sun: Patty Lopez (incumbent D over D)
  • AD35 (San Luis Obispo): San Luis Obispo Tribune: Dawn Ortiz-Legg (D over R)
  • AD38 (Santa Clarita): Ventura County Star: Christy Smith (D over R)
  • AD40 (Redlands): Riverside Press-Enterprise: Marc Steinorth (incumbent R over D)
  • AD43 (Glendale): LA Daily News: Laura Friedman (D over D)
  • AD46 (Sherman Oaks): LA Daily News: Angela Rupert (D over incumbent D)
  • AD47 (Rialto): Riverside Press Enterprise: Cheryl Brown (incumbent D over D)
  • AD47 (Rialto): San Bernardino Sun: Cheryl Brown (incumbent D over D)
  • AD60 (Corona): Riverside Press Enterprise: Eric Linder (incumbent R over D)
  • AD65 (Fullerton): Orange County Register: Young Kim (incumbent R over D)
  • AD66 (Torrance): Daily Breeze: David Hadley (incumbent R over D)

BIG BROTHER: Trump supporters plan to watch California polling places [Jeff Horseman @ SacBee] - “When you head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8, don’t be surprised if someone’s watching. Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have announced plans to observe Election Day voting throughout California – not exactly a battleground state in the race for the White House."

I don’t like this from either party. It’s not a presidential play, but rather down-ballot. I hope CRP chair Jim Brulte (who I greatly respect) comes out against this. California has very clean elections, and parties need to state that. I have full trust in county elections officials and the Secretary of State.

PROP 53: Governor argues against statewide vote on projects [Joshua Stewart @ SDUT] - “With three days until voters go to polls to possibly change how Californians pay for some infrastructure projects, Governor Jerry Brown was in San Diego to make a plea against Proposition 53.”

PROP 57: New poll finds voters poised to pass Prop. 57 and revamp California's prison parole rules [John Myers @ LAT] - “Fifty-seven percent of likely voters in a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times survey backed Brown’s Proposition 57, and only 31% were opposed. While earlier polling showed an even wider lead, the proposal has had consistently solid backing throughout the campaign season.”

PROP 57: Rewarding good prison behavior or increasing public danger? [Brian Rokos @ PE] - “Prop. 57 on the Nov. 8 ballot would make some California prisoners eligible for parole sooner, and would allow some to shave time off their sentences by participating in programs that would ready them for life outside the walls.”

PROPS 62/67: Defeat is likely for both death penalty measures on California ballot, poll finds [Jazmine Ulloa @ LAT] - “There are more voters in favor of a ballot measure that would repeal the death penalty in California than one that attempts to speed up executions, but neither proposition has attracted the majority of votes it needs to pass come Tuesday, a new poll finds.”

PROP 63: California voters support gun control initiative, Proposition 63, poll says [Patrick McGreevy @ LAT] - “California voters continue to show strong support for Proposition 63, a gun control initiative on next week’s statewide ballot, according to a new statewide USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The initiative is supported by 58% of likely voters, while 35% are opposed.”

PROP 64: If Prop 64 passes, what happens to prisoners convicted of marijuana charges? [Brooke Edwards Staggs @ OCR] - “Though most of the attention surrounding Proposition 64 centers on how the measure would make it legal for adults to consume recreational marijuana, the law would do something else: potentially reduce prison sentences and clear old criminal records related to marijuana.”

PROP 64: It makes pot legal to have, but not to buy — at first [Patrick May @ BANG] - “In one of the more curious twists to the proposition, while Californians would be able legally to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and smoke it the minute they wake up on Nov. 9, they may have to break the law to get their hands on the stuff in the first place. Why? Because it may be as late as 2018 before pot sellers are licensed to sell it under Prop. 64.”

US SENATE: California's U.S. Senate race is slipping away from Loretta Sanchez [Phil Wilson @ LAT] - “Just 28% of likely California voters have a favorable impression of the Orange County congresswoman, a basement-level number she shares with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the survey found.”

  • Kamala Harris: 48%
  • Loretta Sanchez: 31%

[LAT/USC Dornsife; 10/22/10/30; 1365 likely voters]

CA17 (Miplitas-San Jose): Another close one predicted for Honda, Khanna [Eric Kughi @ MercNews] - “After the June primary it was clear to observers of the hotly contested 17th Congressional District race that longtime Rep. Mike Honda was in major trouble.”

CA50 (East SD County): Hunter repays campaign $49,000 in personal expenses [Morgan Cook @ SDUT] - “Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, says he will repay $49,000 to his campaign account after months of revelations that he used the fund for personal expenses.”

THE IEs: It's not just campaigns spending big bucks in Inland Assembly races [Jeff Horseman @ PE] - “Depending on where you live, the source of those political ads cramming your mailbox may be hundreds of miles away. Millions of dollars in outside money is pouring into two high-profile Assembly races in San Bernardino County, state records show.”

RUH-ROH: How more than 80 election ballots mysteriously landed at one address in San Pedro [Donna Littlejohn @ LADN] - “On the eve of a contentious national election that at times has focused on potential voter fraud and suppression, a San Pedro couple unexpectedly landed in the media spotlight this week. Authorities are investigating the story behind more than 80 unused ballots — all with different names but all addressed to the same single-unit apartment — that landed at their mailboxes.”

SHOCKING I TELL YOU! For San Diego lawmakers, as little as 10 percent of campaign funds come from home county [Lauren Schroeder @ SDUT]

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Mark MacDonald and Kris Octabiano!

 

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Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
California Association Of Psychiatric Technicians Pac Abigail Medina (Support) $8,930 11/04/2016 11/04/2016
California Association Of Psychiatric Technicians Pac Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $5,280 11/04/2016 11/04/2016
California Association Of Psychiatric Technicians Pac Josh Newman (Support) $8,135 11/04/2016 11/04/2016
California Taxpayers Coalition Dave Roberts (Oppose) $12,839 11/03/2016 11/04/2016
California Taxpayers Coalition Stephen Houlahan (Oppose) $4,100 11/03/2016 11/04/2016
Democratic Party Of Orange County Cecilia Iglesias (Oppose) $5,021 11/03/2016 11/04/2016
Oakland Community Organizations Criminal Sentences, Juvenile Criminal Procedings S (Support) $1,457 10/31/2016 11/04/2016
Oakland Community Organizations Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prev (Support) $729 11/01/2016 11/04/2016
Oakland Community Organizations Death Penalty Initiative Statute (Support) $1,457 10/31/2016 11/04/2016
Oakland Community Organizations Criminal Sentences, Juvenile Criminal Procedings S (Support) $729 11/01/2016 11/04/2016
Oakland Community Organizations Tax Extension To Fund Education & Healthcare (Support) $1,457 10/31/2016 11/04/2016
Oakland Community Organizations Death Penalty Initiative Statute (Support) $729 11/01/2016 11/04/2016
Oakland Community Organizations Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prev (Support) $1,457 10/31/2016 11/04/2016
Oakland Community Organizations Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare (Support) $729 11/01/2016 11/04/2016
Technet Political Action Committee Marc Berman (Support) $10,000 11/03/2016 11/04/2016
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Matt Haney (Support) $3,634 11/02/2016 11/04/2016
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Mark Sanchez (Support) $3,634 11/02/2016 11/04/2016
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Stevon Cook (Support) $3,634 11/02/2016 11/04/2016
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Cheryl Brown (Support) $43,946 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
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) $3,269 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
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) Elena Adams (Support) $805 10/30/2016 11/03/2016
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) Elena Adams (Support) $1,507 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
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) Mark Wyland (Oppose) $3,076 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
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) Elena Adams (Support) $1,166 10/28/2016 11/03/2016
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) Elena Adams (Support) $840 10/29/2016 11/03/2016
Asian Americans United Ari Grayson (Support) $1,000 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
Cal Fire Local 2881 Small Contributor Pac Dave Rickards (Support) $2,751 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Cal Fire Local 2881 Small Contributor Pac Rick Augustine (Support) $2,751 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Cal Fire Local 2881 Small Contributor Pac William Kiel (Support) $2,751 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Cal Fire Local 2881 Small Contributor Pac Jeff Nelson (Support) $2,751 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Karen Martinez (Support) $3,250 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Issues Committee Measure Z (Support) $3,250 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
California Farm Bureau Federation Fund To Protect The Family Farm (farm Pac) Tim Grayson (Support) $1,163 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
California Farm Bureau Federation Fund To Protect The Family Farm (farm Pac) Mae Torlakson (Oppose) $914 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
California Federation Of Teachers Cope Mariko Yamada (Support) $25,000 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Lauren Brooks (Support) $4,181 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Melissa Fox (Oppose) $8,697 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Christina Shea (Support) $9,131 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Paul Bokota (Support) $4,181 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Mary Aileen Matheis (Support) $2,248 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Anthony Kuo (Support) $9,131 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Betty Carroll (Support) $4,181 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association John Withers (Support) $2,248 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Dale Cheema (Oppose) $8,697 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Allan Mansoor (Support) $4,000 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Roman Reyna (Oppose) $14,893 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Farrah Kahn (Oppose) $8,697 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Stephen Mensinger (Support) $4,000 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Homeowners Association Don Wagner (Support) $9,131 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Nurses Association Pac (cna-pac) Mariko Yamada (Support) $25,000 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Christy Smith (Support) $35,047 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association Independent Expenditure Committee Raul Bocanegra (Support) $10,000 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Christy Smith (Support) $26,355 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Cheryl Brown (Support) $15,000 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Committee For Working Families, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Christy Smith (Support) $11,030 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standar (Support) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prev (Support) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. (Support) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings (Support) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. (Support) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Carry-out Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute. (Oppose) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Sb 1174 (chapter 753, Statutes Of 2014), Lara. Eng (Support) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiativ (Oppose) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute. (Oppose) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Sb 254 (chapter 20, Statutes Of 2016), Allen. Camp (Support) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. In (Support) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. (Support) $8 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Bill Dodd (Support) $15,618 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $49,495 10/26/2016 11/03/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $6,945 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Mae Torlakson (Oppose) $7,438 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Equality California Political Action Committee Scott Wiener (Support) $58,000 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
Furatani For Senate 2016; South Bay & Harbor Area Communities In Support Of Warren Warren Furutani (Support) $3,500 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
Govern For California Action Committee Mae Torlakson (Oppose) $5,000 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Govern For California Action Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $68,747 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Govern For California Action Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $43,885 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Govern For California Action Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $6,879 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
Hadley For Assembly 2016 With Major Funding By Gerald Marcil; South Bay Residents For Better Schools & Jobs Supporting David Hadley (Support) $1,475 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
Inland Empire Citizens Committee Jesse Armandarez (Support) $2,964 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Inland Empire Citizens Committee Lydia Salazar-wilbert (Oppose) $1,959 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
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) $29,361 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
La Jobs Pac: Sponsored By Los Angeles Area Chamber Of Commerce Kathryn Barger (Support) $40,795 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
La Jobs Pac: Sponsored By Los Angeles Area Chamber Of Commerce Steve Napolitano (Support) $15,000 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Linder For Assembly 2016, Sponsored By Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West; Inland Empire Values Healthcare To Support Eric Eric Linder (Support) $5,900 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Pace Of California School Employees Association Local, State, Federal Candidates (fed Pac Id #c00480830) Heath Flora (Support) $6,785 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Rosie Torres (Oppose) $7,915 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Scott Wiener (Support) $41,476 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $8,395 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Ash Kalra (Oppose) $8,045 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
People For Better Government Committee Of The San Manuel Band Of Mission Indians Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $3,593 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Of The Pacific Southwest Pac Sabrina Cervantes (Support) $1,088 11/01/2016 11/03/2016
Reyes For Assembly 2016, Sponsored By A Coalition Of Labor Unions And Environmental Justice Organizations; Neighbors United For A Stronger Middle Class To Support Eloise Eloise Reyes (Support) $78,232 11/01/2016 11/03/2016
Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club Scott Wiener (Support) $58,001 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
San Francisco Tenants And Families For Affordable Housing, Sponsored By Community And Labor Organizations Jane Kim (Support) $3,889 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Seiu United Healthcare Workers West Political Action Committee Ash Kalra (Support) $1,581 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Seiu United Healthcare Workers West Political Issues Committee Tobacco Tax Increase (Support) $14,033 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Spirit Of Democracy California Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $60,000 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Technet Political Action Committee Jim Beall (Support) $10,000 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac School Bonds (Support) $3,634 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Non-citizen Voting In School Board Elections (Support) $3,634 11/03/2016 11/03/2016
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Real Estate Transfer Tax On Properties Over $5 Mil (Support) $3,997 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Jane Kim (Support) $3,634 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac City College Parcel Tax (Support) $3,997 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare (Support) $3,634 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Youth Voting In Local Elections (Support) $3,634 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The California Learn Initiative (Support) $413 10/31/2016 11/03/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The California Learn Initiative (Support) $432 11/01/2016 11/03/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The California Learn Initiative (Support) $481 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Unterman, Thomas Californians To Protect Local Control (Oppose) $5,000 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Women In Power (wip Pac) Patty Lopez (Support) $7,583 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Women In Power (wip Pac) Laura Friedman (Support) $3,418 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Women In Power (wip Pac) Mariko Yamada (Support) $9,702 11/02/2016 11/03/2016
Ahmanson, Howard F. / Fieldstead & Company David Hadley (Support) $26,483 10/26/2016 11/02/2016
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Cheryl Brown (Support) $71,149 11/01/2016 11/02/2016
Alliance Of Energy, Labor And Healthcare Invested In The Middle Class Anthony Portantino (Support) $22,985 11/01/2016 11/02/2016
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Legal pot, higher cigarette tax leading, poll finds
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California voters appear inclined to pass a majority of the most contentious initiatives on Tuesday’s statewide ballot, with one of the last state polls before the election showing strong support for legalizing recreational marijuana, tacking on a new cigarette tax and tightening gun control. [...] the big-dollar campaign funded by pharmaceutical companies to defeat Proposition 61, which takes aim at rising drug prices by barring state agencies from paying more for prescriptions than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, seems to have gained traction, according to the Field-IGS Poll of likely voters released Thursday. The responses on Prop. 64 reflected a broad shift in public opinion toward acceptance of marijuana use over the past several years, with increased backing from voters across every age group, political affiliation and ethnicity. Prop. 52, which would make permanent the “hospital quality assurance fee” to help fund Medi-Cal, appeared headed to victory with 66 percent support in the poll. Prop. 55, heavily supported by the state teachers union, would extend a tax on the wealthy, with the proceeds going to schools and community colleges. Prop. 58, which would give schools more flexibility to expand bilingual education programs for English learners, had 68 percent support. Prop. 63, which would require background checks to purchase gun ammunition and ban ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds, had strong backing, with 59 percent of voters saying they would vote yes.

For San Diego Lawmakers, As Little As 10 Percent Of Campaign Funds Come From Home County - The San Diego Union-tribune
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California Assembly and Senate candidates hoping to represent San Diego County residents have received nearly $5.6 million in donations since 2015, state contribution data show, and 20 percent of that total came from San Diego County.

What Will The Propositions Cost? :: Fox&hounds
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Some measures are easy to tabulate. The Proposition 51 school bond will cost $17.6 billion to pay the principal and interest, or $500 million a year for 35 years. The legislative transparency initiative, Proposition 54 will require a couple of million start up money for recording equipment and an on-going additional million for staff and storage of videos.

Document: Poll: La County Latino Voters Energized, Concerned About Unemployment, Immigration, Trump | 89.3 Kpcc
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File: Voters take part in early ballot casting at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in Norwalk on Wednesday morning, Nov. 2, 2016. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Poll: Ca Death Penalty Propositions Tight Before Election Day | The Sacramento Bee
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Loretta Sanchez Is Losing Her Grip On California's U.S. Senate Race, New Poll Finds
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Senate candidates Loretta Sanchez and Kamala Harris campaign at Cal State Northridge on same day

Slideshow: Democratic Statehouse Supermajority Could Hang On This San Gabriel Valley Race | 89.3 Kpcc
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In a presidential election year, down ballot races like those for the California Legislature can be overlooked by voters.

Bishop Cautions Parishes Against Backing, Opposing Candidates - The San Diego Union-tribune
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With early voting underway and Election Day approaching, the head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego Thursday reminded pastors and priests that while they are obligated to share how their faith’s teachings are relevant to public policy, they shouldn’t get entangled in partisan politics.

Ousted Contra Costa Labor Union Head Back In Hot Water
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The latest incident happened Aug. 17, on Nguyen’s 43rd birthday in the Las Vegas union hall between the organizing leader and the Nevada union’s executive vice president Sharon Kisling. The incident prompted Nguyen to file a SEIU complaint two days later, a restraining order and another complaint to the union’s attorney claiming the slow investigation could open the union to “liability,” according to documents obtained by the Bay Area News Group.

Calfornia Marijuana Legalization Way Ahead In Poll | The Sacramento Bee
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California Ballot Propositions: New Poll Finds Support For Pot, Bilingual Ed, Gun Control
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Hunter Repays Campaign $49,000 In Personal Expenses - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, says he will repay $49,000 to his campaign account after months of revelations that he used the fund for personal expenses.

How More Than 80 Election Ballots Mysteriously Landed At One Address In San Pedro
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Today's high

Conflicting Measures On Death Penalty Both Favored In Poll - San Francisco Chronicle
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A ballot measure to repeal California’s death penalty was favored by 51 percent of likely voters in the last survey before Tuesday’s election, but a rival measure that instead seeks to speed up executions was close behind, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

Kamala Harris Adds To Huge Cash Advantage In California's U.S. Senate Race - Capradio.org
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Life In Prison For Pot? If Prop. 64 Passes, That Could Change - The Orange County Register
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Though his fate will hang in the balance on Election Day, Corvain Cooper won’t get to cast a ballot.

Poll Shows Stadium Measures Way Behind, Losing Ground - The San Diego Union-tribune
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A new poll shows the Chargers stadium ballot measure headed for near-certain defeat as many previously undecided voters lean against the initiative.

School Should Start Later To Allow Children Enough Sleep | The Sacramento Bee
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California Voters Divided On Drug Price Ballot Measure But Support Other Health Initiatives | California Healthline
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By Ana B. Ibarra November 4, 2016

House Whip Tries To Whip Conservatives To The Polls - Politico
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Join POLITICO's Pro Health Care team for a conversation on the future of prescription drug costs. How has the emergence of high profile extreme cases,...

Defeat Is Likely For Both Death Penalty Measures On California Ballot, Poll Finds
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Defeat is likely for both death penalty measures on the ballot, poll finds. Analysts say California voters' core values on capital punishment remain unswayed.