With vote-by-mail ballots about to go out this week for the June 3 primary, there has been no statewide TV advertising, no memorable stump speeches, no dirty tricks to speak of. And it's impossible to find a pollster, pundit or political science professor who sees any viable threat to Brown. It's been more than a half century since the race for the state's top political job seemed like such a done deal.  This is the first California governor's race using the new open-primary system, in which the top two vote-getters advance to November's general election regardless of party. Supporters say the system will reduce the influence of hard-core partisan voters and buoy the candidacy of moderate candidates. But it's not playing out that way so far."   Read Article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh