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  • Campaign watchdog Ann Ravel confirmed to Federal Election Commission

    Campaign watchdog Ann Ravel confirmed to Federal Election Commission
    Ann Ravel, California’s top campaign finance watchdog, is heading to the Federal Election Commission after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Monday. Ravel, a Democrat, was approved alongside Republican Lee Goodman. The Federal Election...
  • Critics fear unions could gain power in ballot process under new bill

    SACRAMENTO -- Advocates trying to place initiatives on California’s ballot may face new requirements under a bill approved by the Legislature this month. The measure, AB 857 by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), would require 10% of petition...
  • Redlands Democrats endorse Pete Aguilar in crowded House race

    Redlands Democrats endorse Pete Aguilar in crowded  House race
    Hoping to help narrow the field of challengers to a Republican incumbent next year, a Democratic organization in the Inland Empire endorsed Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar for Congress. Aguilar won nearly 86% of the endorsement votes cast by members of...
  • Gov. Brown extends use of carpool lanes for electric cars, others

    Gov. Brown extends use of carpool lanes for electric cars, others
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved a four-year extension of carpool lane access for electric cars and low-emission vehicles, but vetoed a bill that would have allowed solo motorists in regular cars access to those lanes on two Los Angeles...
  • Obama picks California watchdog for FEC

    SACRAMENTO -- Ann Ravel, California's top campaign finance watchdog, was nominated to the Federal Election Commission by President Obama on Friday. As chairwoman of the state's Fair Political Practices Commission for the last two years, Ravel has been a...
  • Sherman files FEC complaint targeting brother of election rival Berman

     
    Brad Sherman is accusing Howard Berman of improperly overpaying his brother, Michael Berman, for campaign services in years when Howard Berman faced little or no reelection opposition. The Sherman campaign filed a complaint with the Federal Election...
  • Sen. Feinstein starts statewide TV campaign ad

     
    Dianne Feinstein has begun airing a TV ad, the first of her re-election campaign. Feinstein challenger Elizabeth Emken is widely viewed as the underdog....
  • Bloomberg's Super-PAC spends $2.35 million to defeat Rep. Baca

     
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Super-PAC "Independence USA" poured an additional $2.35 million into a television advertising campaign to defeat Democratic Rep. Joe Baca of Rialto. Baca is being challenged by fellow Democrat, state S en. Gloria...
  • Brad Sherman campaign questions 'super PAC' role

     
    The Brad Sherman campaign raised questions about a super PAC's using the same consultant as the Berman campaign, saying that was evidence of possible illegal collusion. A Berman spokesman said the campaign no longer uses the consultant....
  • Sheila Krumholz -- she follows the money

    Sheila Krumholz -- she follows the money
    It was a California politico, Jesse Unruh, who nailed the relationship between dough and democracy: "Money is the mother's milk of politics." Where does it come from, and where does it go? Sheila Krumholz makes it her business to tell us. As executive...
  • Election decision may force disclosure of secret donors

    Election decision may force disclosure of secret donors
    WASHINGTON — Advocacy groups spending millions of dollars to influence the 2012 election now face the prospect of having to reveal their secret donors, after a federal appellate court panel refused to block a lower-court order requiring the...