Here’s the surf forecast for next week’s election as far as California Republicans are concerned.
Rising tide: Governor Whitman, U.S. Sen. Carly Fiorina, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado.
AG hopeful Steve Cooley
Low ebb: State Attorney General Steve Cooley — and nothing else to show for the GOP ticket.
That California Republicans would have little to show in the midst of a GOP “surge” year raises all kinds of questions about the nation-state’s electorate, and the state party’s ability to adapt to the times. Dan Morain, a Sacramento Bee columnist, wades into that thicket.