Tobacco tax tightens up

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Whoa -- with 10 percent of the state reporting, the tobacco tax, Prop. 29, is tightening up. It's now 51.3 yes, 48.7 no. But I've checked the counties that have reported in, and they're mostly the no-tax conservative areas. Only 5 percent of Los Angeles is in, and San Francisco hasn't even reported to the state yet. So not time to worry yet.

In CD2, Norman Solomon has pulled to within 2.5 points of the Republican in the race for second place and a slot on the November ballot. I think he's going to pull it off.