Meg Whitman's bus pulled into the Burbank Marriott (after circling Bob Hope Airport) for a quick rally this afternoon before a few hundred supporters. The race is a dead heat, she told them, citing internal polls "and some public polls." Well, last week's Field Poll had her down ten points. Jerry Brown's bus began the day in Northern California. Meanwhile:
- A new Field Poll out today shows Prop. 19 (marijuana) and Prop. 23 (suspend AB 32) continuing to lose, and Prop. 25 (pass budget with a majority vote) leading handily.
- Saturday's Field Poll found Steve Cooley and Kamala Harris actually in a dead heat in the race for attorney general, with Cooley trailing for the first time in heavily Democratic Los Angeles County, while leading in the rest of Southern California. A large bolt of voters — 19% — said they were undecided.
- Carly Fiorina's campaign manager, Marty Wilson, predicted his candidate finishes three points ahead of Barbara Boxer on Tuesday night. Boxer stopped at a labor rally in L.A. this weekend.
- Theodore Sorensen, President John Kennedy's top adviser and speechwriter, died at age 82 in New York City.
* Added: Hollywood's leading Republicans never really opened up their checkbooks for Whitman or Fiorina, says The Wrap.