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now at 11. election night 2014. votes are still being counted. the polls closed at 8- tonight. the big news nationally. a major shift in power. the republicans gain control of u-s senate. good evening i'm pam moore. we have results coming in for statewide and local races. let's get to it. it is still a tight race for mayor in san jose. city councilmember sam liccardo. versus dave cortese, who sits on the santa clara county board of supervisors. here are the latest numbers. 51 percent for look cargo 49% for corti's kron 4's rob fladeboe is live in san jose with dave cortese
supporters. rob. evidently they are having some problems of the software at the registrar's office this evening the corti's supporters are hanging in there hoping for some good news in san jose corti's came and took the podium with the speech 11 months i stood before many of you when we kicked off the campaign and i did what i said i promised to do which is to meet
people where they are with have i am standing for a city that will not ever vilify its employes again he is referencing at the public safety issue out here in san jose meanwhile here to marry it folks are standing around looking at at the screen for some good news continuing our team coverage. kron4's alecia reid is live in san jose with sam liccardo's supporters. alecia? well sam just talk to the hundreds of reporters here
talking about the thousands of door knocks and phone calls to get them to where they are tonight aside from his achievements and personality i know deep in my heart that he is a genuine character a family man smart dedicated honest people want to feel safe in their neighborhood and sam understands that we ask them a certain thing he says i'll get back to you which i like final numbers are not out right now
also. the battle for mayor in oakland is up for grabs. 15 candidates are vying for the seat held by incumbent mayor jean quan. popular candidates include rebecca kaplan and libby schaaf. here are the latest numbers -- coming in so far. kron 4's dan kerman is live at election party headquarters for quan tonight in oakland. dan? the mayor is still running
second with about 25 percent of the vote in but keep in mind mirror kwan was sacked in years ago but she still ended up being elected mayor no matter what happens please be proud of what we've done together i am not apologetic for anything i have been one of the best mayor is oakland has had always be proud of what we did together i will put my record up against any mere i've been one of the best i have tackled finances and police read form and i've gone billions of dollars invested in the city and i have changed the national and international reputation of the city
so when or lose the mayor is proud of what she's done continuing our team coverage. a big challenger to incumbent mayor quan is city councilmember libby schaaf. she is backed by re-elected california governor jerry brown. kron 4's scott rates reports from oakland. where he spoke to schaaf tonight. several supporters for libby are out here tonight and i am now joined out here by libby shaft i'm feeling fantastic really grateful for this incredible campaign no matter what happens tonight i'm so proud that we
have run a 100 percent positive ethical campaign fueled by people's love of oakland i'm very blessed to be surrounded by these wonderful people who love the oakland and contribute so much to our city they are what have made this campaign so successful there is a lot of people out here obviously and libby shaft is feeling good though there's still a long way to go continuing our team coverage on oakland's race for mayor. kron 4's j-r stone is live with candidate rebecca kaplan's election party. j-r -- what's the mood there tonight? yes i just talked with some of the folks here and there still remain optimistic and the watch
party goes on for rebecca kaplan who is directly behind me with her supporters who have been here with her for several hours this evening you can see that rebecca kaplan arrived a little after 9:00 and leading up to this election she led the polls here but now she is tied for third place she spoke for some time earlier this evening we can be a city with lower and unemployment where we keep the illegal guns out from the lower bottoms to the upper rock bridge from san pablo to seminary every person in oakland deserves a safe healthy and vital future so tonight the voting is over the vote counting is not yet over but more importantly the work to build a stronger future for
oakland needs to be uplifted and continued in every form you can see those supporters and rebecca back with her supporters they are in third place with 25 percent of the precincts reporting but they are again remaining optimistic out here in oakland statewide. it is no surprise when it comes to the governor's race. governor jerry brown defeated his republican challenger, neel kashkari. gov. brown is returning to sacramento for a record fourth term. the 76-year-old brown. is already the state's longest- serving governor. governor brown would be 80 - years old when his fourth term concludes. some of the other state races we want to mention. we want to mention attorney general camelhair us
the democratic incumbent is being challenged by republican attorney ronald gold. lt. gavin newsom is holding on to his job. the democrat - was being challenged by ron nehring - the former state republican chairman. a more contentious and high profile race -- the race for supt. of public instruction. incumbent tom torklakson and challenger marshall tuck have been in a close race for less than has a significant lead to tax 46% that has been panned a close there are six statewide propositions. we're also
monitoring. prop 1. the water bond authorizing more than 7-and-a- half *billion dollars in bonds for infrastructure projects related to our water supply. is passing rainout very strong prop 2. the rainy day fund. designed to help stabilize the state budget. is also passing a 70% of the voteprop 45. the measure would require approval from the state health commissioner before insurance companies change rates. that is going county defeat at this hour prop 46 would require that doctors be drug tested. right now that is going to defeat prop 47 would reduce certain sentences for criminal offenses from felonies to misdemeanors.
and that one is passing by 58% and prop 48, the indian gaming compact measure. and that one is going down to defeatcapitol hill is a very different place tonight. republicans now control the u.s. senate.getting 'more' than the 6 seats needed to do so. in fact, they almost made it look easy. they got the decisive 6th seat with a win in north carolina, as thom tillis, the state house speaker, defeated democratic incumbent kay hagan. they also picked up seats in iowa, where republican state lawmaker joni ernst is the winner over democrat bruce braley. that's the seat where longtime democratic denator tom harkin is retiring. and also in colorado, arkansas, montana, west virginia and south dakota. republicans -- riding discontent and resentment about president obama and his policies. they also seem on track to pad
their house majority to historic highs. you're looking at senator cory gardner of colorado. a big winner tonight. president obama almost seemed ready to concede defeat earlier today. saying "this is probably the worst possible group of states for democrats since dwight eisenhower." coming up.our election coverage continues. a tax on sugary drinks like soda. could soon cost more in two bay area cities. how much you could be shelling out if the measures pass. plus -- a battle for higher minimum wages. a raise could soon be coming for hundreds of thousands of workers in san francisco and oakland. and it was a gorgeous day out there with temperatures in the '60s and '70s even warmer tomorrow
and berkeley tonight. and if it passes. this would be a first in the nation. here's the skinny on prop e. a yes vote means an extra charge on soda pop and other sweet drinks. two cents an ounce. across the bay in berkeley - it's measure d. and that would slap a one cent an once charge on your can of soda. so who's got the sweet taste of victory at this late hour? in san francisco.it looks close - almost fifty fifty. but this one requires a 2/3's majority vote to pass. so not close here. the beverage industry spending 9 million dollars to see prop e go down in defeat. certainly loosing a lot of it's punch. in berkeley a different story. where measure d slaps a one cent an once charge on sugary drinks. 73% in favor. only7 27% voting no on a so called soda tax.
and it only requires a majority vote - so looks like it's going to cost you more to gulp down a soda pop in the city of berkeley. a gorgeous day around the bay area today with clear skies giving chilly weather with temperatures in the '40's and '50's tonight as again tomorrow mostly sunny we will it become a little warmer with temperatures in the '70s it will stay warmer throughout the weekend but will coolants next week taking a look at tomorrow morning there will be low temperatures with upper 30's and
40's and lower 50s upper '70's and low eighties for the high temperatures tomorrow afternoon even if the coastline it will be in the '70s tomorrow warming up about 57 degrees and into the rest of the week temperatures will take a little cut and next week things look cool back down still ahead tonight our special election election coverage and the battle for higher minimum wage plus a contentious battle in the south bay for the state's 17th congressional district
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it also adds some sick leave provisions. in san francisco prop j hikes the minimum wage from 10-74 to 15 dollars an hour by 2018. this affects some 142,000 thousand workers - mostly in food service and retail. let's get a look at numbers. right now voters in oakland support an increase in the minimum wage in san francisco much of the same with about 75 percent yes and 25 percent now and that ed lee c. giving a statement that we're leading the way in showing the nation to increase wages what tonight could mean to south bay congressman mike honda. the career politician ---facing a tough challenge.
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both candidates say they're committed to improving california's business climate. as for the san francisco race for state assembly. david compos and david chiu have spent the year locked in a nasty race for the city's 17th assembly district. each candidate has been trying to paint himself as the true champion of san francisco liberal values. % david house minority leader nancy pelosi raised big money for democrats in the midterm election. meantime - republican real estate investor john dennis ran against her. it was his third straight bid to unseat her. and incumbent democratic congressman mike honda has had a highly contentious battle against his democratic opponent - ro khanna. we will continue to fall election coverage follow us on our web site
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