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AP-CA--California Election-ADVISORY, CA

October 2, 2018

Editors, Broadcasters:

The election is Nov. 6 and the California AP is planning a series of preview stories highlighting some of the most notable races in the state. All stories listed below will move in advance Wednesday, Oct. 3, for use the following weekend, Oct. 6-7, and anytime thereafter.

Testing of AP’s election tabulation system will begin Oct. 8 and a separate advisory will be sent with information on those plans.

If you have questions, contact California news editor Frank Baker at fsbaker@ap.org or Sacramento correspondent Kathleen Ronayne at kronayne@ap.org.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-CALIFORNIA-NEWSOM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For eight years, Gavin Newsom has bided his time as California’s lieutenant governor, a job with little responsibility and little interest to him. Within three months of winning a second term in 2014 the Democrat announced his candidacy for the job he really wants — governor. By Jonathan J. Cooper. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos.

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—ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-CALIFORNIA-ISSUES

—ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-CALIFORNIA-BIO BOXES

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-CALIFORNIA-COX

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Republican John Cox has followed a crooked path to largely self-financed contender for governor of California, 2,000 miles from where he spent most of his life. His political awakening began in grade school, when his mother’s experience with incompetent school principals sparked a grievance against cronyism that Cox returns to time and again on the campaign trail. By Jonathan J. Copper. UPCOMING: 1,350 words, photos.

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—ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-CALIFORNIA-ISSUES

—ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-CALIFORNIA-BIO BOXES

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-CALIFORNIA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The national spotlight is glaring on California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her November re-election bid as she takes center stage in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Republicans and her Democratic challenger, Kevin de Leon, are criticizing Feinstein for waiting to act on allegations against Kavanaugh. By Kathleen Ronayne. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

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—ELECTION 2018-SENATE-CALIFORNIA-BIO BOXES

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES — Two women in their 30s from different political parties are new arrivals on the California political scene, each trying to engineer what would be a remarkable achievement on Election Day — defeating an established congressman. By Michael R. Blood. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos.

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—ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-CALIFORNIA-GLANCE: A brief look at eight races where Democrats hope to win Republican seats.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-CALIFORNIA-INDICTED CONGRESSMAN

RAMONA, Calif. — In Southern California’s most Republican congressional district a GOP incumbent running against a first-time Democratic candidate should be a slam dunk for re-election. Not this year. Rep. Duncan Hunter is under indictment as he seeks a sixth term. By Julie Watson. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California voters’ feelings about a gas tax increase and President Donald Trump will help determine whether Democrats retain, bolster or lose their supermajorities in the state Legislature. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 620 words, photos. With Election 2018-California-Legislature-Highlight Races

ELECTION 2018-CALIFORNIA-ATTORNEY GENERAL

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s Democratic attorney general, Xavier Becerra, has poised himself as one of the leaders resisting President Donald Trump. Now his longshot Republican challenger is trying to turn that against him. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 410 words, photos. With Election 2018-California-Attorney General-Bio Boxes

ELECTION 2018-CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE OFFICES

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Voters will choose California’s next lieutenant governor, schools chief and other statewide officeholders on Nov. 6. The race for superintendent of public education is shaping up to be an expensive showdown between unions and charter-school advocates. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-CALIFORNIA GAS TAX

FULLERTON, Calif. — California voters will soon decide whether to drive out a gasoline tax increase passed to fund transportation projects across the state. Proposition 6 seeks to repeal last year’s decision by the Democratic-led Legislature to raise fuel taxes and vehicle fees to pay for roughly $5 billion a year in highway and road improvements and transit programs. By Amy Taxin. UPCOMING: 840 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-CALIFORNIA AFFORDABLE HOUSING

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians who rent apartments built after 1995, single-family homes or condominiums have limited protections from rising prices under a state law passed that year that significantly restricts rent control. That could change if voters pass Proposition 10 in November. By Sophia Bollag. UPCOMING: 770 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-CALIFORNIA PROPERTY TAX

SAN DIEGO — Proposition 5 on California’s November ballot would sharply expand a tax benefit for older homeowners who move. According to findings of the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, it would also be a big drain on schools and local governments, which depend heavily on property tax revenue. By Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: 620 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-CALIFORNIA DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

LOS ANGELES — It’s clockwork: Every fall and spring, Californians and most of the rest of the nation switch to daylight saving or standard time, often with gripes about losing an hour of sleep, the sun setting earlier in the day or the minor chore of changing clocks. This November, Proposition 7 will let California voters decide if it’s time for a change. By Amanda Lee Myers. UPCOMING: 480 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-CALIFORNIA KIDNEY DIALYSIS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A ballot measure restricting profits at dialysis clinics has overtaken initiatives on the gas tax and rent control to become the most expensive California proposition this cycle. Proposition 8 would cap profits for dialysis clinics, which provide vital treatment for people without functioning kidneys. By Sophia Bollag. UPCOMING: 460 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-CALIFORNIA PROPOSITIONS-GLANCE

California voters will decide on 11 propositions when they go to the polls Nov. 6. Here’s a look at the issues on the ballot. UPCOMING: 670 words.

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