** “I QUIT. I HATE THEM BOTH.” The hyperliberal and very popular Kos on the Westly and Angelides campaigns.
** REINER INITIATIVE TRIES TO PULL OUT VICTORY. I’m hearing that the Yes on 82 (tax-the-rich for universal preschool) initiative campaign is pouring money into TV advertising in the Los Angeles media market to try to salvage a win.
** Joining state Senator Jackie Speier on the air, the other two Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor, California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi and state Senator Liz Figueroa, also have TV ads on the air, as reported here yesterday. The Figueroa TV ads, 15-second spots by the rising Acosta/Salazar firm, are viewable here. The Garamendi spot, which boosts him and criticizes Speier (who is running second in the primary behind Garamendi) does not seem to be available online yet but will be available here. There is another TV spot which may be web-only.
** FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON AND OTHER LUMINARIES HONOR THE LATE, LEGENDARY TEXAS SENATOR LLOYD BENTSEN in Houston.
** WESTLY NOT THE ONLY TEACHER IN 50 YEARS. While on the trail over the weekend, Controller Steve Westly told a TV news interviewer that he is the first major gubernatorial candidate in 50 years to have been a teacher. Westly was a lecturer at Stanford. But LA area Congresswoman Jane Harman, a 1998 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, was an adjunct professor at Georgetown and UCLA.