California, Here They Come

A gaggle of candidates heads for the primary finish line

California is first with a lot," says a media maven for San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson. Right now, the state is first with a lot of candidates to succeed Republican Senator S.I. Hayakawa, 75, who is not seeking reelection. When voters go to the polls next Tuesday to choose party nominees for both the Senate and the Governor's mansion, as many as 13 names will be on the G.O.P. primary ballot as candidates for the Senate, and seven of them, including Wilson, are running seriously....

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