@ASMSusanBonilla absent from Assembly today on "personal business." One guess as to what that may be.
— Dan Walters (@WaltersBee) March 16, 2015
ALMOST GO TIME On Primary Eve, the number of voters in SD7 returning vote-by-mail ballots is better than the 2014 June primary, but slightly less than the recent November General Election, according to Political Data, Inc., a non-partisan polling company. More than 83,000 voters have returned ballots before Tuesday's primary. The number is about 10,000 less than returns last November, but much greater than the 67,000 who participated in the June primary last summer. Republican voters are still sending in their ballots at a high rate than Democrats, according to Political Data, Inc. Democrats hold a 15-point advantage in registration over Republicans, but voters registered as No Party Preference make up 22 percent of the electorate. This turn of events points to Glazer advancing to the almost certain to occur May 19 general election. However, don't forget about those heading to the polls Tuesday, too.
Early Mail voting in #SD7 ends on little spike. 83,700 ballots. See how daily returns compare to Statewide Elections. pic.twitter.com/Fm0hOfvv8e
— Political Data (@Political_Data) March 16, 2015
PROGRAM NOTES I'll be on KPFA's (94.1 FM) morning program Upfront this Tuesday to talk about the State Senate special election. Program starts at 7 a.m.