Ask Bill Bloomfield why he lavished $5.8 million on an assortment of candidates in this year's elections and the retired businessman brings up the billboard he and his dad had erected on Santa Monica Boulevard back in 1987.
The Republican challengers who nearly upset two veteran Democratic congressmen in California during the Nov. 4 elections ran short on money for their campaigns and got little or no help from their party, reports filed this week showed.
Los Angeles County officials have finished counting all 1,518,835 valid ballots from the Nov. 4 election.
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) on Thursday said his vast field organization made the difference in his razor-thin reelection victory against a vigorous Republican challenge.
Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's close House contests seem settled — more than two weeks after Election Day.
Two Southern California elected officials who won seats in the U.S. House of Representatives this month have been chosen for freshman leadership positions in their respective parties.
Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) declared victory Wednesday after the Associated Press named her the winner of one of the closest congressional races in the nation.
Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) appears close to defeating Republican challenger Carl DeMaio after a costly campaign marked by biting accusations.