First Take: Barbara Boxer clings to narrow lead. Los Angeles may swing race for attorney general.


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A new Field Poll shows Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer with an 8-point lead over Republican challenger Carly Fiorina.

Both candidates for state treasurer have questions about their financial dealings that have provided fodder to their opponent.


The race for attorney general may be settled in Los Angeles County, traditionally a Democratic haven, where Republican Steve Cooley is making inroads with voters he has represented for years.

Shane Goldmacher works through the two redistricting measures on the November ballot.

Meg Whitman said Thursday that her former housekeeper, who is in the country illegally, should be deported.

It’s going to be a busy weekend on the campaign trail, and The Times will have reporters following candidates throughout the state. Be sure you get all the latest. Follow PolitiCal on Twitter.

-- Anthony York in Sacramento