San Francisco results -- the absentees

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The first results are in from San Francisco, and the typically conservative absentee votes include a few surprises. Linda Colfax, a lesbian public defender, is well ahead in the open judicial seat, with 47 percent of the vote. The next closest challenger, Harry Dorfman, has just 33 percent; I think it's safe to say Linda's going to win this one, quite possibly without a November runoff. The other judicial race is much closer -- the incumbent, Richard Ulmer, has 46 percent and Michael Nava 41 percent. The third major candidate, Dan Dean, has 11 percent -- so a majority of the voters are siding with the challengers, and since the absentees are probably the strongest pro-Ulmer votes out there, this one's heading for a runoff.

PG&E and Mercury insurance are both getting hammered in San Francisco. PG&E is also losing badly in Sacramento. And since vote-rich Los Angeles is a public power city, PG&E's in trouble.

The DCCC is still way too close to call, and it's way too early to say who's going to emerge on top. Stay tuned.

Comments

What goes her being a lesbian have to do with it?

Posted by glen matlock on Jun. 08, 2010 @ 11:46 pm

She's a lesbian and these are the conservative votes. It has a lot to do with it. I don't know if you've heard, but conservatives don't like The Gays. The fact that she's winning the more conservative vote is noteworthy.

Posted by Michael P. on Jun. 09, 2010 @ 1:15 am