We're coming up on the California primaries. We have 27 candidates for Governor; 32 for US Senator. Under California law, the two top vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election. For governor, front-running Democrat ex-SF Mayor Newsom is being accused of dirty tricks, to wit: running negative ads against the front-running Republican. The theory is that Republicans will rally around him, giving him enough votes to slip past LA-s ex-mayor Villariagossa, who is the Dems #2 guy. There are three congressional districts down south in Orange County which are expected to switch from red to blue--except each has just a couple of GOPers running while dozens of Democrats are running. It is possible that the Dems votes will be so divided that, even tho most voters go Democratic, the two candidates with the most votes will be the Republicans.