Alan Greenblatt is a GOVERNING correspondent.E-mail: email@example.com
These are all early results, about 11 percent of precincts:
Voters are overwhelmingly approving Proposition 83, one of the toughest versions of the tough-on-sex-offenders "Jessica's Law" in the country, despite recent warnings that it will carry a big law enforcement price tag.
AP has called Steve Poizner the winner in the race for insurance commissioner, beating the (shall we say it?) hapless Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante.
Not surprisingly, Oakland mayor and former Governor Jerry Brown is winning the attorney general's race.
Tom McClintock, an also-ran to Schwarzenegger in the recall election of 2003, will serve as his lieutenant governor, it appears.
Secretary of State Bruce McPherson, Schwarzenegger's appointee to the post, is leading in his reelection bid against state Senator Debra Bowen.
In the game of musical chairs being played by term-limited statewide, outgoing Attorney General Bill Lockyer is leading in the treasurer's contest.
The controller's race is tight.
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