Races to watch if you enjoy seeing major-party candidates finish third

AK-SEN: Democratic Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams has run an entertaining ad campaign that has portrayed him as both likable and not-too-serious. He might still finish ahead of the incumbent, a write-in candidate. Whether Republican nominee Joe Miller wins or not, the math suggests that he will probably finish at least in second place.

CO-GOV: Oh, Dan Maes, R. His failure to win ten percent of the vote will make the GOP a “minor party” in Colorado, causing big headaches for the 2012 cycle.

FL-SEN: Obviously, this is the big three-way race. But what if Kendrick Meek, D, manages to come out ahead of formerly Republican Gov. Charlie Crist? Unless you’ve placed a bet on Marco Rubio getting 50 percent, this won’t be one of the big races to watch tonight.

ME-GOV: Libby Mitchell, D, is well on her way to achieving this distinction. Her negatives are so high that Independent Eliot Cutler probably has a better chance of beating Paul LePage at this point.

Beltway ConfidentialUS

Just Posted

Cyclists and runners move along JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park near the de Young Museum and the Music Concourse on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Your chance to weigh in: Should JFK remain closed to cars?

City proposes a host of mobility improvements for Golden Gate Park

A man walks past the main entrance to the Hotel Whitcomb at Eighth and Market streets on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Closing hotels could disconnect hundreds from critical health care services

‘That baseline of humanity and dignity goes a long way’

Dreamforce returned to San Francisco in person this week – but with a tiny sliver of past attendance. (Courtesy Salesforce)
Dreamforce returns with hundreds on hand, down from 170,000 in the past

High hopes for a larger Salesforce conference shriveled during the summer

The remnants of trees burned by the Dixie Fire near Antelope Lake, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (Christian Monterrosa/The New York Times)
California’s wildfires invisible effect: high carbon dioxide emissions

This summer California fires emitted twice as much CO2 as last year

Latinos are dying at a lower rate than white and Black people in California. However, Latinos have had the sharpest increase in the death rate in the last month, rising from 2.4 deaths per 100,000 people in August to 4 per 100,000 in September. (iStock)
Who’s dying in California from COVID-19?

In recent months, those who are dying are younger

Most Read