Larry J. Sabato’s crystal ball:

November 6, 2006 Update:

Grist relies on the support of generous readers like you. Donate today to keep our climate news free. All donations matched!

Jerry McNerney (D) will unseat Rep. Richard Pombo (R). Our sources on the ground tell us that momentum is firmly in McNerney’s court and that late campaign help from Bill Clinton and scores of environmental groups is giving Resources Committee Chair Pombo a run for his money. Schwarzenegger’s get-out-the-vote operation may yet save Pombo, but we will go out on a limb and tap McNerney to win in an upset.

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.