CANDIDATE COUNT….The preliminary count of candidates for governor is 133. The list is here, and includes 50 Democrats, 40 Republicans, 34 Independents, 4 Greens, 2 Libertarians, 2 Peace & Freedom, and 1 American Independent.

But what you’re all really wondering is: who wins the Calpundit pool for guessing the number of candidates? This is unofficial, of course, but so far the winner appears to be one Jesse B, who guessed 123. Not bad! Official results will be announced as soon as the Secretary of State provides a final list.

UPDATE: As of Sunday morning, The LA Times is now reporting 158 candidates, and AP says 155. Stay tuned!

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