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Monday, June 23, 2003

Feinstein, Dean, and Bush

Apparently Sen. Dianne Feinstein has decided to help Gov. Davis after all, by saying she wouldn't run to replace him. If you have been ignoring California politics so far, you are missing a potentially interesting race -- if Davis is recalled then the new governor will be chosen by a plurality. Yes, a plurality. http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/news/6150277.htm

In semi-national news, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean's longshot bid to be president is apparently getting a boost from the internet: http://www.sunspot.net/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.witcover23jun23,0,2514831.column?coll=bal-news-columnists

And President Bush is keeping up the world record pace he set to win the Presidency in 2000. Expect the 2004 election cycle to be the most expensive yet.