The Republican Red Wave Meets California's Blue Bulwark

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The biggest state in the Union has resisted the Republican tide, with Democrats sweeping all statewide offices. The state that invented the Three Strikes Law elected an African American woman from liberal San Francisco as Attorney General. Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman’s campaign for Governor of California was, by far, the most expensive in history. But $140 million couldn’t defeat 72-year-old Democrat Jerry Brown, who served two terms in the job 30 years ago. Barbara Boxer won a fourth US Senate term despite high negative ratings, even among her own party. Former GOP analyst Dan Schnur chairs the California Fair Political Practices Commission.



  • Dan Schnur - Professor of Politics and Communications,USC and former Republican strategist - @danschnur


Warren Olney


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