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Kinda Situation Normal

If you’re looking at the California voter guide for this November’s election, you might notice a glaring omission. Yes, as the Los Angeles Times reports, while the guide contains the usual candidate statement from GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox, no such statement appears for Democratic candidate and current Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Whaaaat? Who biffed that one? If you must know, it was...Newsom. Yes, one of the most loquacious folks in Cali politics opted to not submit a candidate statement for the voter guide. And why on earth would he do that? Simple dollars and cents: he wouldn’t commit to a voluntary campaign spending limit, a condition of appearing in the guide. Alas, for those of us who cover the Capitol in Sacramento, Newsom being a no show is hardly surprising. Now if there had been a TV camera...