California

The AP has become the latest media outlet to call the state for Boxer. But it’s worth noting that, with 15 percent of precincts reporting, it looks like Fiorina gave Boxer a much more competitive race than she’s had in a while. In 2004, Boxer won by 20 points. In 1998, she won by ten points. Right now? She’s leading by two points, 48 percent to 46 percent. Having the nation’s third-highest unemployment rate has made California a little less blue, if not quite blue enough to tip over into the GOP column.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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