June Election Open Thread
Californians (well, maybe 28% of them) will go to the polls today to pick the top two candidates in contested races that will go to the November election. At least two races involve high speed rail in one form or another:
Governor: If you’ve turned on your TV at all in the last few weeks, you’ve seen the Neel Kashkari ad where he takes an axe to a toy train explaining how he’ll “stop the crazy train.” But his ad blitz and his opposition to HSR hasn’t been enough to ensure he makes it to the November ballot. Even if he does pull out second place, he will get crushed by Jerry Brown this fall.
26th Senate District: State Sen. Ted Lieu is leaving the seat to run for Congress, and there’s a big field of Democrats running to take his place. One of the candidates is Manhattan Beach mayor Amy Howorth, a Democrat who has been controversially spouting Republican anti-HSR talking points. It’s hard to predict who will make the top two here in a wide open field, but I’m hoping for Sandra Fluke and Ben Allen.
Any other election-related thoughts? Share them in the comments.