Republican candidate for governor Travis Allen clearly doesn’t think California voters are as liberal as people think.
The Huntington Beach assemblyman, spoke Thursday at a candidate event hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California in San Francisco where he talked about his support for expanding oil drilling off the coast, said he supports taxpayer-funded school vouchers, pushed for the repeal of the California’s so-called sanctuary state law and described President Trump as great leader.
The upbeat conservative told the audience that a “silent supermajority” of Californians, including Democrats, share his opinions and priorities, not those of the left-leaning political leaders who have controlled Sacramento for most of the past four decades.
The very mention of Conor Lamb’s name got the crowd of Democrats packed into a Palmdale community center for a congressional debate Thursday night hooting and clapping.
The Pennsylvania Democrat’s apparent upset victory in a U.S. House district that President Trump carried by a large margin in 2016 is giving liberal activists fever dreams of a blue wave that could flip dozens of seats currently held by Republicans.
So the question was posed to the three Democratic candidates looking to oust Republican Rep. Steve Knight this November in a district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016: What lessons does Lamb’s victory offer Democrats?
Chiu said lawmakers have learned from the previous program’s failures and that the new version will provide enough money to help local governments meet key state housing affordability and climate change goals while also adding greater accountability to the spending.
In theory, Democrats hoping to win back congressional control have two of their best shots in California, where two Republicans are retiring from racially diverse districts that have been trending against the GOP.
It's actually a lot more complicated. There are 13 Democrats running to replace Reps. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) and Darrell Issa (R-Vista) in the 39th and 49th congressional districts, and Democrats are panicked the top-two primary could prevent them from even making the November ballot. When Royce and Issa said they would head to the exits, that invited new candidacies from multiple Republicans, many with more experience than the Democratic contenders.
An attorney and immigrant rights activist is the first person living in the U.S. illegally to be named to a statewide appointment in the nation's most populous state, California’s Senate leader announced Wednesday.
The Senate Rules Committee appointed Lizbeth Mateo to be an advisor on college access and financial aid.
Mateo is well-known for championing protections for people without legal authorization to live in the U.S. who were brought to the country as children. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) framed her appointment as a rebuke of President Trump's immigration policies.
The chairman of the California Democratic Party has asked the secretary of state to reject Tony Mendoza’s ballot designation as “state senator,” saying it is misleading because Mendoza resigned from the Senate last month under threat of expulsion over sexual harassment allegations.
Party Chairman Eric Bauman said in a letter released Thursday that “law and common decency dictate” that Mendoza, a Democrat from Artesia, should be required to describe himself another way on the ballot.
Mendoza is running to reclaim the 32nd Senate District seat in a special election June 5 for the last six months of the current term, and for a new four-year term.
California's seismic construction requirements are designed to protect the lives of those inside. But even with the most modern codes, building to the state's minimum requirements would leave even new buildings severely damaged in a major earthquake — to the point of being a complete loss.
Earthquake experts have become increasingly concerned about this, noting that a massive temblor would leave many without homes and offices for months if not years.
Menlo Park venture capitalist and former state controller Steve Westly will not be running for California governor. Speculation about Westly has swirled since the spring of 2015 after a report that he told few dozen technology executives that he'd made up his mind to run. pic.twitter.com/8tOpfwWO9v
In 2015, women's rights activists urged Westly not to run for governor after allegations surfaced that he sought leniency for a colleague accused of domestic violence. That was sure to become a campaign issue amid the growing #MeToo movement. https://t.co/isO4HYIEpn
A source familiar with @dccc strategy told me yesterday that Dem leaders in California were making a point to reach out to Janowicz this week to discuss his path forward. His support was at 4% in a poll recently released by @FightBackCAPACpic.twitter.com/pvv53aatiT