The News From California

....and it's not good news either Meg Whitman:
Defections from Meg Whitman's ranks on the part of women, Latinos and nonpartisan voters have fueled a surge by Jerry Brown in the race for governor, according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll.

The shift comes after a tumultuous month for the Republican candidate that has led some voters to question her veracity and her handling of accusations by an illegal immigrant housekeeper.

Brown, the Democratic attorney general and former governor, led Whitman 52% to 39% among likely voters, the poll found. His advantage has more than doubled since a Times/USC poll in September.
... or Carly Fiorina:
Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer held onto her 8-point margin over Republican Carly Fiorina in the U.S. Senate contest. Boxer's 50% to 42% lead was statistically unchanged from September's 51% to 43% edge.
So, as much as B-Diddy's hopes are up for Linda McMahon, Pat Toomey and Tom Corbett -- I would say that he had better write-off the Republicans in California.

Then again, most Republicans get written-off in California anyway, no?

Photo: AP