Decades of ballot-box budgeting and artificial constraints on lawmakers’ authority have created a kind of vice grip around Sacramento. With Prop. 6 the voters decided not to tighten the screws.
On election night the incumbent, a former investment banker who sounded all the GOP notes, emerged with a slight edge. But in late vote tabulating, her Democratic challenger enjoys a commanding lead.
Republican Diane Harkey ended her dispirited campaign by attempting to distance herself from Trump’s personality but supporting him on “substance.”
The failure of this homeowners’ tax-break measure might have been predictable–its creators didn’t mount much of a campaign, and evidently left it for dead.
Four-term Central Valley Congressman Jeff Denham appears to have been defeated after a week of ballot counting.