Last Stops Before Election Day

California candidates make their final stops ahead of Election Day.

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Thursday, Nov 4, 2010  |  Updated 12:55 PM PDT
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Candidates made final campaign stops Monday at both ends of the state, one day before voters head to the polls to decide races for governor, Senate and a list of ballot propositions.

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In the race for governor, Democrat Jerry Brown was in San Diego early Monday. He will make a stop in downtown LA before heading north to Oakland for a final rally alongside Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Brown and Boxer announced late Sunday they will wrap things up Monday evening in the Bay Area.  Both candidates are scheduled to appear at a rally in Oakland's Jack London Square starting at 5:15 p.m.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was in Menlo Park early Monday. She visited a campaign field office in Woodland Hills later Monday.

Whitman spent the weekend in Southern California.  She traveled from place to place on a bus she called the "Take Back Sac Express."

Three full days of campaign events, concluding Monday evening for both gubernatorial candidates, are an attempt to connect with voters and rally their core supporters after weeks of television ads that have been heavy on attacks. Which candidate is best to revive the poor economy and break the political paralysis in Sacramento have been the race's dominant themes.

A month ago, public opinion polls showed the gubernatorial race too close to call. But Brown appears to have gained the momentum in the final weeks of a campaign that has turned increasingly negative.

A Field Poll released Thursday showed the Democratic state attorney general with a double-digit lead over Whitman among likely voters, 49 percent to 39 percent.

Boxer, Fiorina Down to the Wire

At a Sacramento GOP phone bank center Monday, Senate candidate Carly Fiorina stopped to rally voters.

“We’re going to have a great victory in less than 36 hours,” Fiorina said at the phone bank, the LA Times reported.

Fiorina is hoping to unseat Sen. Barabara Boxer, who was scheduled to appear in downtown LA Monday with Brown. The three-term Senator is in a tight race with the former Hewlett-Packard CEO.

Polls show Boxer with a narrow lead.

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