California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris continues to enjoy a large lead over her rival, Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez, in the U.S. Senate race, according to a new CALSPEAKS poll by Sacramento State’s Institute for Social Research.
According to the survey, 51% of the respondents said they supported Harris compared to 19% who backed Sanchez. A quarter of those polled said they were undecided and 6% favored “someone else.”
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan doesn't often cheer legislation championed by the dean of the state’s majority Democratic congressional delegation. Maybe it helps that an up-and-coming freshman Republican’s name was attached to the legislation and that it deals with an issue gaining a lot of attention over the past few years.
The House just passed a "bill of rights" for sexual assault victims. Here's the story of how Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) and Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) ended up co-sponsoring the bill.
Gov. Jerry Brown will sign into law two sweeping measures on climate change Thursday in Los Angeles, his office announced.
The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. in Vista Hermosa Natural Park.
The legislation sets a tougher target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increases legislative oversight of climate programs and prods regulators to take stronger steps against local pollution problems.
Still, both the Sanchez campaign and a spokesman for the super PAC formed to support her — California’s New Frontier — insist the congresswoman will only make a few brief remarks at the invitation-only event. She will not solicit contributions to the super PAC or discuss political strategy, said Orange County attorney Al Stokke, a spokesman for California's New Frontier.
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is refusing a demand from her Senate rival to participate in three additional debates.
Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez on Tuesday called for four debates. The proposal was a counter offer to the two debates that Harris announced she would participate in last month.
“As we've said for weeks, our campaign is done debating debates and has closed the door on new debate invitations,” said Harris political consultant Sean Clegg. “If Sanchez is serious about debating, we'll see her at KABC on October 5."
Flanked by alleged sexual assault victims and their supporters, state Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino) urged Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday to end California's statute of limitations for rape.
The Legislature sent Leyva's bill, SB 813, to Brown last week. He has until Sept 30 to sign the bill, which would end the time limit in California for prosecuting rape, child sexual abuse and other felony sex crimes.
"This bill does not abolish the very high burden-of-proof standard," Leyva said at a state Capitol news conference. "[SB] 813 simply ensures that the door does not slam in the face of victims."
The Democratic congresswoman from Orange, the underdog in the race, demanded more in her counterproposal. She also made clear she was declining to participate in the Sacramento debate. Carrick said one of the Senate primary debates was held in Stockton, the same media market as Sacramento.