Things sure didn’t go the Governator’s way in California. Voters rejected all four of his initiatives. Though it will certainly add to Republican woes today (getting beat in VA and NJ, too) the CA referendums could be a Phyrrhic victory because powerful Democratic-leaning interest groups in California, in particular the California Teachers Association, are now basically broke for next year when the Governator is on the ballot — and a year is a long time in politics.
Cynical Take: (This was part of the strategery all along…)
By the way, if you care about sensible education policy you should be disappointed that the California redistricting proposal went down; the current redistricting process fuels the polarization in politics and policymaking.