Judicial Races: Patterico: 3 . . . L.A. Times: 0

On June 4, 2014, in Barack Obama, by ThorsteJeppesen

100% of the precincts have reported their results in the local races for judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court. In the three judicial races where I made recommendations yesterday , let’s see how my candidates fared against the candidates endorsed by the Los Angeles Times . (Those of you who read the headlines to the posts are already way ahead of me on this, but let’s just go through the process, shall we?) Los Angeles Times candidate: Pamala Matsumoto Patterico candidate: Amy Carter Winner: Amy Carter Los Angeles Times candidate: Songhai “Sunny” Armstead Patterico candidate: Teresa Magno Winner: Teresa Magno Los Angeles Times candidate: Debra Losnick Patterico candidate: Shannon Knight Winner: Shannon Knight Teresa Magno’s bid to defeat the race-obsessed Songhai “Sunny” Armstead was a squeaker: 52% to 47%, a difference of 22,000 votes. Thanks to all Patterico readers from Los Angeles County for making the right call in that race. Here’s a fun fact: of the 12 candidates endorsed by the Los Angeles Times , nine failed to come in at the top of the ticket. In the three races where their preferred candidate came out on top, one faces a runoff. The other two were prosecutors. So the real message is, prosecutors won in almost all races, L.A. Times endorsement or no. I am not completely happy with all of the results, and I was not against all of the L.A. Times ‘s candidates — just the vast majority of them. Putting specifics aside, I am especially pleased about this general trend: the L.A. Times can’t control who the public votes for . Given that they almost always get it wrong, this is a good thing. Congratulations to Amy, Teresa, and Shannon! And congratulations to my old office mate Serena Murillo, who ran unopposed.

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(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) I actually do feel mildly sorry for whoever had to write the line of nonsense below, though. I mean, I understand why Target has to drop coverage for part-timers (they’re probably sweating bullets trying to figure out how to pay for the looming coverage hikes for the full-time employees*), but it’s a heck of a thing when circumstances require you to | Read More »

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