Former staff writer Christine Mai-Duc covered California politics and breaking news for the Los Angeles Times. She had previously written for Capitol Weekly in Sacramento and The Times’ bureaus in Washington, D.C., and Orange County. Mai-Duc grew up in Sacramento and graduated from UC Berkeley. She left The Times in 2019.
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Democratic Rep. Katie Hill to resign amid allegations of improper relationship with staffer
The Democrat from Santa Clarita will step down amid allegations that she engaged in an affair with a congressional aide. She denied the claims but acknowledged a separate relationship with a campaign staffer.
Rep. Katie Hill under investigation after allegations of inappropriate relationship with congressional aide
The California Democrat denied the allegations but acknowledged she had been involved in a separate relationship with a member of her campaign staff.
California Democratic Party paid $380,000 to settle sexual misconduct suit against former chair Bauman
The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 on three suits alleging discrimination and sexual misconduct by former chair Eric Bauman.
By the time Nancy Pelosi agreed to an impeachment inquiry, California’s vulnerable freshmen had already come out for the action.
California Republican Rep. Paul Cook to retire from Congress, run for county supervisor seat
Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) will retire from Congress at the end of his term, adding to the flood of GOP exits nationwide.
After crushing losses last year, California Republican activists gathered in the desert, hoping to plot a path back to relevancy.
Opponents have painted Democratic Rep. Josh Harder of Turlock as a Bay Area carpetbagger backed by San Francisco elites and tech moguls. The perfect project to combat that image is taking on the nutria, an invasive swamp rat that threatens to damage levees and eat through Central Valley wetlands.
The ‘Squad,’ impeachment bring challenges for vulnerable Democrats in Orange County swing districts
Some California freshmen members of Congress say the focus on the four progressive members of “The Squad” and their squabbles with Trump and Pelosi are distracting from their message to voters as they try to keep their seats in swing districts.
The candidacy of Kimberly Ellis for California Democratic Party chair — along with Sen. Kamala Harris’ strong showing at a recent debate and in the polls — is fueling a renewed push by black women in the state to demand more clout in the party they have long fought for, an organization they say has failed to make enough room for them at the top.