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Who Will Win Governor Race? Ask the Bobbleheads

It’s no octopus guessing World Cup winners – but that’s not how we treat our sushi in California. No it’s up to a bunch of desk ornaments to guess our next governor.

Christopher Weber explains:

As a pregame promotion Friday, the Sacramento River Cats will give away bobblehead dolls of the two major candidates, Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown.

“There will be 1,250 of each bobblehead and fans can stand in the respective line of whichever doll they would like,” said team spokeswoman Rebecca Brutlag.

The candidate whose doll runs out first will be declared the winner.

Bobbleheads have been an election bellwether in the past. In 2008, the team gave away dolls of presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. Brutlag points out that Obama won the bobblehead vote and went on to win the state and the presidency.

Okay, first off – a presidential contest in California is not a “bellwether” – it’s predicting the Democrat will win. But hey, we like Jerry’s Bobblehead, he looks cute. Meg’s is very flattering. She should be pleased too.

The game is tonight. Just smile and nod…er bob.

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