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No politician is ever completely safe from some mistake, scandal, or just an ill will blowing across the electorate. Still, if you're in Gov. Jerry Brown's camp, you've got to like your chances as election season kicks off.

This week's Capitol Connection Podcast examines the first 2014 statewide poll and its record high job approval numbers for Brown. Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times and I also discuss the latest news on California's drought -- which could no doubt play a big role in the elections to come -- and we check in on the debate over a state senator's fate after a jury finds him guilty on eight felony voter fraud and perjury charges.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast feed via either iTunes or Soundcloud.