Yep. I'm just here for the weather.
Barbara Boxer's senate seat is open this year and due to some new CA election laws, we have two Dems on the ballot. The more moderate Loretta Sanchez, and Kamala Harris. Unfortunately, I think we're about to elect Kamala Harris, who will likely be there for the next 30 years. How to put this nicely. She's a populist who is nowhere even close to center. Erg...
Under California's nonpartisan blanket primary law, all candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. In the primary, voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. In the California system, the top two finishers — regardless of party — advance to the general election in November, even if a candidate manages to receive a majority of the votes cast in the primary election. Washington is the only other state with this system, a so-called "top two primary" (Louisiana has a similar "jungle primary").
California Attorney General Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez, both Democrats, finished in first and second place, respectively, and will contest the general election. This is the first open seat Senate election in California in 24 years. The winner will be the first minority female senator from California.