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AM Alert: Pollsters break down California election results

Pollsters Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll, and Mark Baldassare, president and chief executive officer of the Public Policy Institute of California, discuss the May 2009 special election and the 2010 election campaigns at the Sacramento Press Club in June 2009.
Pollsters Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll, and Mark Baldassare, president and chief executive officer of the Public Policy Institute of California, discuss the May 2009 special election and the 2010 election campaigns at the Sacramento Press Club in June 2009. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Have you gotten enough post-election analysis of Gov. Jerry Brown’s decisive victory and Republicans’ modest legislative surge? If not, the Sacramento Press Club once again hosts “Mark and Mark” – Mark Baldassare, president of the Public Policy Institute of California, and Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll – for a discussion of the California election results, 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol Plaza Ballroom on 9th Street.

Not every race has been decided yet, though. Four Assembly and three congressional contests are still outstanding, some of them so close there may even be a recount or two to come.

Of particular note, Democrat Patty Lopez’s lead over Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra in the 39th Assembly District is down to just 7 votes, or 0.02 percent of the total votes cast. Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, who had pulled within 78 votes of his Republican challenger Johnny Tacherra last Friday, is now trailing by 741 votes in the 16th Congressional District. The updated results:

Assembly District 39 (San Fernando)

Patty Lopez (D) - 18,904

Raul Bocanegra (D) incumbent - 18,897

Assembly District 44 (Oxnard)

Jacqui Irwin (D) - 44,806

Rob McCoy (R) - 42,612

Assembly District 57 (Whittier)

Ian Calderon (D) incumbent - 28,625

Rita Topalian (R) - 27,162

Assembly District 66 (Torrance)

David Hadley (R) - 49,096

Al Muratsuchi (D) incumbent - 47,008

Congressional District 7 (Sacramento suburbs)

Doug Ose (R) - 76,133

Ami Bera (D) incumbent - 75,603

Congressional District 16 (Merced, Fresno)

Johnny Tacherra (R) - 42,199

Jim Costa (D) incumbent - 41,458

Congressional District 26 (Gold Coast, Ventura)

Julia Brownley (D) incumbent - 68,903

Jeff Gorell (R) - 67,873

WHO OBAMACARES?: Does Obamacare give Sacramento more health care choices – or does it limit them? As Covered California prepares to begin its second open enrollment period this week, a panel sponsored by Zócalo Public Square and the California Wellness Foundation will attempt to answer the question, noon at the UC Center Sacramento on K Street.

TRUSTEE IN ME: The California State University Board of Trustees will vote on new contracts for faculty and other employees when it meets over the next two days in Long Beach. The board is also considering 3 percent salary hikes for the 23 campus presidents and seven system executives, and will discuss its budget request to the state for 2015-16 and how to move forward on its controversial “student success fees.”

Call The Bee’s Alexei Koseff, (916) 321-5236. Follow him on Twitter @akoseff.

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