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  •  Given the upcoming Governor's race (6+ / 0-)

    this will force a lot of people to commit a lot earlier than they would otherwise.  I'm tempted to say it will be Romero due to the AV ties, but it seems like the winning move is for Newsom and Garamendi and whoever else to make it a painful victory for Villaraigosa in his own backyard, at a minimum, by using the opportunity to curry favor with Labor.  In other words, the other Governor's candidates have a vested interest in the Hispanic-Labor battle being on the ugly side, to screw AV.

    The best thing that can be said about California politics is that at least they aren't Nevada politics.

    •  2009-10 is gonna be hot in CA politics (3+ / 0-)
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      and this time the Dems have a pretty good bench in a lot of races.  The coming year/18 months is going to be interesting as there's going to be lots of pushing and shoving and jockying for position. This special election race in CA-32 is going to be sort of a precursor.

      "It's too LATE to stop now!" - John Lee Hooker

      by Rolfyboy6 on Mon Dec 22, 2008 at 03:40:00 PM PST

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      •  Turnout is going to be a problem ... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...because the election will stand alone. Some would like to put it on the ballot at the same time as the mayor's race, but that's in March, which puts it too close to Solis's confirmation.

        Americans do not like to think of themselves as aggressors, but raw aggression is what took place in Iraq. - John Prados

        by Meteor Blades on Mon Dec 22, 2008 at 03:46:36 PM PST

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        •  Too bad (0+ / 0-)

          It would sure be good to have a consolidated election just for economy alone, the State being broke.  Maybe the timing can get worked out.  The coming election if it's a stand-alone sure will show which organization/network/faction can deliver voters.

          "It's too LATE to stop now!" - John Lee Hooker

          by Rolfyboy6 on Mon Dec 22, 2008 at 03:54:44 PM PST

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        •  She could resign now (0+ / 0-)

          and solve that problem by allowing plenty of time to schedule it.  The prospects of her not being confirmed have got to be small, and if the Republicans decide to play hardball then it would be good to see how hard Obama would work to push it through.

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