The Federal Election Commission cited five California candidates Friday for failing to file a 12-day pre-primary report as required by federal law.
The Commission did not receive reports from:
The pre-primary report was due May 26 and should have included the campaign's financial activity between April 1 and May 18. It provides a glimpse into how campaigns are using their money in the final weeks of the race.
A bill that would have let voters expand the boards of supervisors in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties has quietly died for the year after strong opposition emerged from Southern California leaders.
State Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) proposed the ballot measure to increase representation of minority residents in those counties, but the bill was opposed by some Democratic and Republican members of the Los Angeles County board who said it would create a more bloated and expensive bureacracy.
“I did shelve that bill,” Mendoza said hours before Friday’s deadline for bills getting out of their house of origin. “For this year we are done with that one.”
U.S. Senate hopeful Loretta Sanchez’s chances of finishing in the top two in Tuesday’s primary, which would win her a ticket to the November general election, may depend on turnout among Latinos and Bernie Sanders supporters, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.
The survey found that the Orange County congresswoman had strong support among Latinos and a narrow edge over her top Democratic rival, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, among voters who back the Vermont senator's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Harris has solidified herself as the front-runner in the race to succeed the retiring Barbara Boxer in the Senate. And though Sanchez is in the No. 2 spot in many polls, Republicans George “Duf” Sundheim, Tom Del Beccaro and Ron Unz could be within striking distance if one of them can somehow consolidate GOP voter support.