SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Early returns indicate a landslide victory for the Cain/Ross ticket, a virtual deadlock until Tuesday. Cain successfully quelled rumors that threatened to de-rail his campaign, including lack of experience and deeply partisan hair. In his concession speech earlier this evening, defeated incumbent Cole Hamels thanked supporters for a hard-fought campaign. Philadelphia's hopes now turn to dark-horse candidate Joe Blanton, who will face off against Madison Bumgarner. The 21-year-old candidate is seeking to capitalize on voter mistrust of the Phillies and promises to "bring an outsider's perspective" to the Bay Area. Tonight's televised debate begins at 4:57 PDT.
Today's newspapers, under the jump. JPGs only this time, but print-quality PDFs of each are available from the Newseum until about midnight EDT.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
SANTA ROSA PRESS-DEMOCRAT
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
The Cliched Headline Award goes to the STOCKTON RECORD
SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE
And from the other side of the nation...
PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS (don't forget to collect your free VICTORINO POWER PAGE!!!ZOMG)
CHERRY HILL (NJ) COURIER-POST