(UPDATED 8:23am June 6): The results in the contentious 50th AD race almost look like a four-way tie. But in the end, Assemblymember Betsy Butler and Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom landed the top two spots in California’s first open Primary and will face off again in November. (I will have more on the Primary in the next issue of Frontiers magazine). Additionally, openly gay Luiz Lopez is in the run-off in the 51st AD!
(UPDATED 11:28) Just stunned by the news from Wisconsin that Gov. Scott Walker has survived the intense effort to recall him after he stripped unions of their collective bargaining rights. The analysis of that one – beyond how much money the Koch brothers and Karl Rove poured into the state – is going to be tough.
Meanwhile, here in Southern California, results are starting to come in. Here’s the link to the Around the Capitol webpage keeping track of results coming out of the Secretary of State’s office.These results are from the LA Times:
In some races of interest to the LGBT community – and remember THESE ARE EARLY RESULTS - openly gay Mark Takano is doing well:
In the battle between two very good pro-equality Democrats – Howard Berman and Brad Sherman are neck and neck:
And in the very contentious 50th AD: