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Topic - John Pitney Jr.
"Here you have a close vote on the cigarette tax, which only affects a minority of voters, whereas in November, you have the Brown sales tax, which would affect all voters," said Claremont McKenna College politics professor John Pitney Jr. "That's not a good sign for the Brown measure."
"The Republicans dodged a bullet because they got a credible candidate. Elizabeth Emken is an underdog, but a sympathetic underdog," said Mr. Pitney. "They could have ended up with a real nut."