The Left Coast Shrugs
by CA Pol Junkie
The industrial Midwest was upended yesterday, but the Left Coast didn't get the memo. Democrats from the states on the Pacific will have lost 1-2 Congressional seats, probably retained all four of our U.S. Senators, and gained a net of 1-2 governorships. In California, Jerry Brown pummeled Meg's Millions by 13 points, Barbara Boxer cruised with a 10 point margin, and with one race still close Democrats were otherwise elected to all statewide offices. We appear to have held our margins in the state legislature and passed a critical initiative to allow budgets to be passed with a simple majority instead of 2/3, taking massive power away from Republicans.