The Skinny

So much for Democratic unity. Looks like there’s going to be more than one
Election night party for Democrats. Three Democrats who are well ahead in
their races are throwing their own party in San Francisco. Jerry Brown,
Dianne Feinstein and Bill Lockyer are holding their own party. Phil
‘ party, meanwhile, will be 90 miles away at the Sacramento
Sheraton Grand. … Speaking of many miles away, that is where the Orange
County Register’s Soraya Nelson is headed. Nelson, who came to Sacramento
from Knight Ridder’s Jerusalem bureau, will be the new NPR correspondent in
Afghanistan. Guess the political wars of Sacramento weren’t enough for her.
… What’s next? Dogs and cats living together? Word on the street is that a
well-known attorney may soon become the new CEO of the California Medical
Association. CMA officials caution the matter is “not a done deal” as of
yet, but formal notice is expected by the weekend, when the association will
pick a successor to Jack Lewin. … From our Moving On Out files, we
couldn’t help but notice the For Rent sign in front of Angelides HQ. Of
course, we all knew that win or lose, the campaign would be moving out of
their Midtown headquarters after Election Day, but the big For Rent sign may
be just a tad off message for a candidate for governor. “It has nothing to
do with the status of the campaign,” said Mike Muljat of Cornish & Carey
Commercial real estate. The sign went up about one month ago, Muljat said.
Muljat said that they’ve been talking with the campaign about finding an
alternative to the sign. “The Angelides folks are not real happy about it,”
Muljat said. “But we don’t like having a vacancy in our building either.”

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