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KCAL 9 caught up with Governor Jerry Brown yesterday in Southern California and asked him if the election results – specifically the Republican capture of the US Senate – meant that the high speed rail project was in trouble: “Look, we have the ingredients to get this thing launched,” Brown told reporters on his way […]

Nov 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Another year, another Democratic bloodbath outside of California. Democrats have lost control of the US Senate, meaning we’re right back to the late 1990s again in terms of DC politics. As with 2010, California largely resisted the red tide. Jerry Brown was re-elected governor by at least a 19 point margin. Californians resoundingly rejected Neel […]

Nov 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Still about 90 minutes left to vote in California, but expect to see the media call the governor’s race for Jerry Brown when the clock strikes 8. And that means Neel Kashkari’s hopes of riding fading anti-HSR sentiment to victory will go down in flames. Regardless of what happens around the country, 2010 should still […]

Nov 4th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ralph Vartabedian must have ordered a stiff drink when he saw the latest USC/LA Times polling on high speed rail: Californians are slightly less inclined to want to halt the state’s high-speed rail project, according to the poll. When asked whether construction of California’s high-speed rail line should be allowed to go ahead or if […]

Nov 3rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized