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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman takes the stage during her primary election night party at the Hilton Hotel in Universal City
Yesterday voters across California – some of them anyway – decided on state ballot measures and chose who gets to run in the November election. Meg Whitman won the Republican nomination to face Jerry Brown for governor, while Carly Fiorina claimed the party's nod in the U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer. California voters also approved Proposition 14, which creates an open primary system. Nationally, Arkansas Democrat Blanche Lincoln withstood a party challenge for her Senate seat, and in Nevada the Tea Party-backed Sharron Angle will take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the fall. Larry Mantle looks at what yesterday's results mean for November.
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Senior Fellow, School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California. Also a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times, writing for the Opinion Section and political analyst for NBC4.
Allan Hoffenblum, Publisher of California Target Book and former GOP political consultant
Raphael Sonenshein, Professor of Political Science, Cal State Fullerton
Jessica Levinson, Director of Political Reform, Center for Governmental Studies
Mark Barabak, Political Correspondent for the L.A. Times
Dena Bunis, politics reporter for the Orange County Register
Tom Torlakson, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Larry Aceves, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction