Blanche Lincoln managed to survive her primary battle with Bill Halter, but Proposition 14 passed in California:
“Under the new measure, only the top two vote-getters in a primary election — regardless of their political party — will advance to a November runoff. Currently, the top vote-getter in each party advances to the fall campaign.”
As I mentioned yesterday, this system, in Kentucky, would have left Rand Paul out of the November election. This will make get out the vote operations essential in all counties. Proposition 14, supported by the Governator, could he his last major political act as Governor.
One note to keep an eye on: California passed a similar measure in 1996, only to have it overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.