Election 2006 Analysis: Was Phil Angelides the Worst Ever?



Phil Angelides has to go down as one of the worst Democratic gubernatorial candidates in recent history. At best, it appears he will win only six counties statewide, the ultra-Democratic strongholds of Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles. Gov. Schwarzenegger took the other 52 in a rout. And one of those, San Mateo, is in doubt. As of this morning, Angelides was ahead there by only 370 votes. He also lost in Contra Costa County, 52.5 percent to 42.5 percent.