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Incumbent

Sen. Barbara Boxer(D)
OpponentMatt Fong(R)
Race outlookToss Up



After trailing for most of the race, Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer took a slight lead over Republican challenger Matt Fong in a new Los Angeles Times poll. Boxer has spent heavily on TV commercials, including one that paints Fong as a tool of the gun lobby. Fong appears to be successfully positioning himself as the moderate in the race, but Boxer has outspent him by 2-1 on TV advertising. For months, Boxer's job approval rating has been below 50 percent, a bad sign for an incumbent. But her approval rating inched up to 51 percent in the Times poll. The national GOP
has made Boxer its No. 1 Democratic target in the Senate.






























Open seat

Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis(D)

Open seat

Daniel Lungren(R)
Race outlookToss up

This is the No. 1 race in the 1998 election. Democratic Lt. Gov. Gray Davis has held a consistent single-digit lead in the polls over the GOP state Attorney General Dan Lungren. Lungren has aggressively portrayed Davis as soft on crime, but the ideological differences between these moderates are small enough to make staking out a clear difference difficult for both men.


Davis has warded off Lungren's assault by citing his own crime-fighting record and by wrapping himself in the American flag. The Vietnam veteran's military experience is highlighted in his TV ads and a trio of veterans accompanied Davis at the press conferences that followed his debates with Lungren.


The lieutenant governor, who has made relatively few public appearances in recent weeks, appears to waging a cautious campaign aimed at avoiding major mistakes. The election is expected to be close.






































Current Lineup: 52 Districts, 23 Republicans, 29 Democrats
CD1

face=Arial>Open Seat

Mark Luce (R) --age 42 Napa County
Supervisor

Mike Thompson (D) State Senator


Ernest Jones, Jr. (Peace and Freedom)
Businessman



Emil Rossi (Libertarian) Social Worker

OutlookLikely
Democrat
District Profile;Northern Coast - Eureka




































CD2

Incumbent

WALLY HERGER (R) -- age 53 Elected in
1986

Opponents

Rob Braden (D) --age 68 Retred Professor/1996 nominee


Patrice Thiessen (Natural Law)
Acupuncturist/Herbalist

OutlookStrong
Republican
District Profile;North and East - Chico; Redding. 1996 House D-34% R-61%



































CD3

Open
Seat


Sandie Dunn (D) Fmr Congressional
Aide/Attorney


Doug Ose (R)
--age 43 Businessman



Ross Crain (Libertarian) Newspaper Publisher

OutlookLeans
Republican
District Profile; North Central Valley. Vic Fazio (D) is retiring.

































CD4

Incumbent
JOHN DOOLITTLE (R) -- age 48 Elected
in 1990

Opponents

David Shapiro (D) --age 56 Medical Social Worker


Dan Winterrowd (Libertarian) Business Manager

OutlookStrong
Republican
District Profile; Northeast Central. 1996 House: D-36% R-60%

































CD5

Incumbent

ROBERT MATSUI (D) -- age 57 Elected in
1978

Opponents

Robert Dinsmore (R) --age 63 Compuer Software Developer


Douglas Tuma (Libertarian) Retired Civil
Engineer

OutlookStrong
Democrat
District Profile; Sacramento. 1996 House: D-70% R-26%

































CD6

Incumbent

LYNN WOOLSEY (D) -- age 61 Elected in
1992, 1996

Opponents

Ken McAuliffe (R) --age 45 Building Contractor


Alan Barreca (Natural Law) Educator/Developer

OutlookStrong
Democrat
District Profile;Northern Bay Area; Sonoma and Marin counties. 1996 House: D-62% R-34%

































CD7

Incumbent

GEORGE MILLER (D) -- age 53 Elected in
1974

Opponents

Norman Reece (R) --age 57 Minister/Educator/1996 nominee


Marklyn Wilson (Socialist Workers) Railroad Conductor/1996
nominee

OutlookSTRONG
DEMOCRAT
District Profile; Northeastern Bay Area. 1996 House: D-72% R-22%

































CD8

Incumbent

NANCY PELOSI (D) -- age 58 Elected in
1987, 1996

Opponents

David Martz (R) --age 31 Attorney


David Smithstein (Natural Law) Business Consultant/1996
nominee

OutlookSTRONG
DEMOCRAT
District Profile; San Francisco.

































CD9

Incumbent

BARBARA LEE (D) -- age 52

Opponents

Clay Sanders (R) Real Estate Broker


Gerald Sanders (Peace and Freedom)


Walter Ruehling (Natural Law) Educator

OutlookSTRONG
DEMOCRAT
District Profile;Alameda County -
Oakland; Berkeley. Rep. Ronald Dellums resigned February 6. Rep. Lee was elected in an April 7 special election.

































CD10

Incumbent

ELLEN TAUSCHER (D) -- age 46 Elected
in 1996; Endorsed by Emily's List


Opponents

Charles Ball (R) --age 36 National Security Analyst


Valerie Janlois (Natural Law) Fmr State Party Chair/non-profit
administrator


John Place (Reform) Businesman/1996
nominee

OutlookLEANS
DEMOCRAT
District Profile;Eastern Contra Costa and Alameda counties. 1996 House: D-49% R-47%
















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