February 8 Open Thread


*  Patty Berg is officially out of the Insurance Commissioner Race. She hadn’t been really campaigning, and her campaign account shows less than $3,000. Her listed consultants are now informing reporters that she is officially out of the race.

* CalBuzz suggests Steve Poizner go blue-collar populist against MoneyBags Whitman.

*  CaliforniaWatch tells us that Meg Whitman dumped a bunch of money on radio during Raiders games. Bet that was productive.

*  Folks in Tom McClintock’s distract are saying his anti-earmark stance is hurting the district’s bottom line. Hey, maybe John Doolittle will come back for them…