With 67.5 percent of California's precincts counted, it looks as if all the Democratic statewide candidates are winning. But let's see how they are doing in comparison with Jerry Brown.
- Gov: Jerry Brown: 58.2 percent (not that strong…)
- LG: Gavin Newsom: 55.3
- AG: Kamala Harris: 55.4
- IC: Dave Jones 55.5
- SofS: Alex Padilla 51.7 (Pete Peterson close with 48.3)
- Controller: Betty Yee 52.2
- Treasurer: John Chiang 57.1
In the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson (52.8%) leads Marshal Tuck (47.2).
Measure 1, the water bond, passed with 67 percent.
Props. 45, 46 and 48 failed.
Prop. 47 passed.
In the 33rd congressional district, to replace Henry Waxman, Democrat Ted Lieu looked to be beating Republican Elan Carr 56.6 to 43.3, but with just 37.7 percent of precincts reported.
In CD 26 in Ventura County, Democrat Julia Brownley leads Republican Jeff Gorell 50.4 to 49.6 with 81 percent of precincts counted.
In Senate district 26, Ben Allen (61.8) appeared to be beating Sandra Fluke.
And finally, the LA County race between Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver is too close to call before bedtime. Kuehl has a good lead (52.4 to 47.5) with 31 percent of possible precincts counted. And Jim McDonnell was elected sheriff with close to 75 percent of the vote.