Alan Greenblatt is a GOVERNING correspondent.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most Bay Area incumbents are winning easily, but scandals are having an effect there as elsewhere.
It looks like Chuck Reed will be the new mayor of San Jose, following the troubled administration of Ron Gonzalez.
Congressman Richard Pombo, who found his name linked with Jack Abramoff's, is narrowly losing at this hour.
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