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“Top Two” Takes California

Fox & Hounds Dailypublished commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffeof the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the California primaries. Despite the grumbling of pundits and partisans, California’s top-two primary is almost certainly here to stay.  The voters like it and the system fits the realities of this state’s politics. Full Read more…

Post-Primary Ponderings

Fox & Hounds Dailypublished commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffeof the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the California primaries. Will “gamesmanship”—or what used to be called “campaign dirty tricks” –become the political technique du jour—in this already nasty and brutish political environment?   Full article here

Trump-backed California gubernatorial candidate Cox could finish second Tuesday to secure November run-off spot

CNBCquoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffeof the USC Price School about the limited support for any other gubernatorial candidates besides Democrat Gavin Newsom. “There’s a great divide between Newsom in first place and whoever comes in second place,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a University of Southern California public policy professor.   Full Read more…

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