Monday, August 11, 2003

An interesting look at the record:

From a list of California governors since 1900:
Since 1900, Democrats have held the governorship for only 24 years - a mere 8 if you don't count the father-and-son Browns. Even though the state senate and assembly have tended to be Democratic in the last 50 years, the Republicans seem to expect to win the governor's office as a compensation. No wonder they were so hot to oust Davis via the recall.

NOTE: Early Republican governors were progressive (e.g. Hiram Johnson), but have gotten more conservative over time.


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