Warnings about low turnout and voter apathy underscored the 2014 election cycle in California, but for the politically minded there was plenty to follow last night.
Many votes remain to be counted, with the outcome of some tight races hanging in the balance. But here is what we know as of this morning:
In a development surprising no one, Gov. Jerry Brown won decisively (you can watch him declare victory here) and will be holding a press conference this morning in the State Capitol – perhaps to lay out some of those fourth-term priorities he has been reticent on discussing.
Legislative Democrats’ quest for two-thirds majorities in both houses appears to have fallen short in the Senate and looks murkier in the Assembly, as you can read by clicking here.
In the Sacramento-area 7th Congressional District, Rep. Ami Bera narrowly trailed former Rep. Doug Ose and other California congressional contests were similarly too close to call. Get the latest here.
Assemblyman Richard Pan defeated Assemblyman Roger Dickinson in the race for the Sacramento-centered 6th Senate District, and local Democrats Jim Cooper and Kevin McCarty are headed to the Assembly. Read about it here.
Democrats Alex Padilla and Betty Yee led their Republican opponents, Pete Peterson and Ashley Swearengin, in their statewide campaigns for secretary of state and controller, respectively. Read about it here.
You can watch Capitol Bureau staff talk about some of the results, including the context of how we got here, below: