CN&R endorsements

The CN&R editorial staff makes the following recommendations on the four state propositions, the contested federal primary races and the three contests for the Butte County Board of Supervisors on the March 2 ballot. (The races for state Assembly are uncontested.) For explanations of the endorsements, see the article, “Propositions and more".

Proposition 55 (school bonds): Yes
Proposition 56 (55 percent state budget vote): Yes
Proposition 57 ($15 billion budget bailout bond): No
Proposition 58 (balanced budget): No

Federal races
U.S. President (Democratic): John Kerry
U.S. Senate (Republicans): Bill Jones
U.S. Congress Dist. 2 (Democratic): A. J. Sekon

Butte County supervisors
District 1: Bob Beeler
District 4: Curt Josiassen
District 5: Charlotte Helgeman