AirTalk for June 9, 2010

Primary election results: Fiorina vs. Boxer, Whitman vs. Brown

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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.

Guests:

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


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