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THE Nooner for May 30, 2017

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  • Senate Floor has approximately 5 bills on Second Reading, 211 bills on Third Reading, and 52 bills on Consent (spread over 2 days) – 268 total bill
  • Assembly Floor has approximately 223 bills on Second Reading, 221 bills on Third Reading, and 28 bills on Consent (for Wednesday) – 472 total bills 
  • 740 pending between the two houses for next week

Here's the agenda for the week:

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GOVERNOR

With Jerry Brown term limited in 2018 and in a state that he won by 20% over Neil Kashkari in 2014 and with Hillary Clinton outpolling Donald Trump by 20.1% in the state, the prospects for a Republican to win statewide office next year are slim. 

The big questions for 2018 are:

1.) Will the Democrats win both spots in the June top-two primary? 

2.) If Dems do, which of the current four candidates be on the ballot in November?

3.) If there is only one Republican, as there is now in businessman John Cox, will he garner enough votes to keep only one Dem in November?

If Cox performs at the level of Kashkari and Trump and if the four Dems stay in, it's unlikely two Dems receive more than 30% of the vote, which is probably the minimum performance level for a statewide Republican. To have two Dems go to November, two of the Dems would have to each be kept under 5%, and its possible another Dem could jump in.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is the leader of the pack in money and polling, although polling is somewhat meaningless at this point. Newsom has the advantage of few job responsibilities and he has been taking his charisma to as many speaking events as possible.

State Treasurer John Chiang will be highlighting his financial chops. Will the state's economy still be going strong, or will budget problems emerge again, something that could cut either way. He has been impressive in his early fundraising, clearly tapping into the desire of Asian-American voters to elect an Asian to the governor's corner office. 

Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had been the most expected candidate aside from Newsom, and hopes that Latino and Southern California voters give him an edge. While Chiang is also from L.A., he hasn't held what's typically thought of as a "local office." Board of Equalization is a fairly hidden office and Treasurer keeps him in Sacramento and the financial circles on the east and west coasts.

The final announced Democrat is former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, who has kept a low profile since she exited that office in January 2004. However, if all the major candidates are women, she has the potential of drawing a lot of female votes, particularly if the atmosphere in Washington is continued to be seen as hostile. 

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti is also reportedly mulling a bid and maybe waiting to see if DiFi follows through on reelection.

Republican businessman John Cox is the only announced candidate on the GOP side. His base is in San Diego and he's most widely known for championing a "neighborhood legislature" proposal that would divide the state into nearly 10,000 community-based legislatures that would provide guidance to the state's Legislature. 

Other names that have been floated by GOP are Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin (who reportedly has little interest), and San Diego councilmember Kevin Faulconer, and former San Diego councilmember Carl DeMaio. DeMaio is championing the recall effort against Senator Josh Newman from his radio talk show microphone.

 

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