What about Those Other Races in Next Week's Election?

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In next week's election, the most visible contest is the Democratic primary for Governor. By now, most voters know that Steve Westly and Phil Angelides are running against each other. Other races have not received much attention, including those for the other statewide offices. Voters might know that Rocky Delgadillo and Jerry Brown are candidates for Attorney General, but what about Controller, Treasurer, Secretary of State and Lieutenant Governor? Do they really matter? We speak with Dick Rosengarten, who edits California Political Week, and from Dan Weintraub, Sacramento Bee columnist and web blogger, about the so-called "down ballot" contests.
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Voters' guide for June 2006 Primary



Warren Olney


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