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ELECTION SPECIAL for October 22, 2010

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The stakes for California are high in the November 2nd election, and the differences between the candidates and the directions they want take the state are many. This Week in Northern California's Election Special starts at the top of the ballot with tight races for Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senate and state Attorney General. We look at hotly contested local races from Stockton to Oakland and Richmond, explain key state and local ballot propositions, and assess new and critical influences on this election.


  • John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, KQED Public Radio
  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Political Editor, Contra Costa Times
  • Josh Richman, Regional Legal & Political Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune
  • Rachel Gordon, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

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