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Republican Success In U.S. House Races Ends In California As Democrats Pick Up Seat

The results raise questions about how GOP candidates can expect to do any better in California in two years, especially since this year featured low voter turnout that typically favors conservative candidates. Far more Democratic voters are expected in 2016, when a Senate seat will be at stake and a new president will be chosen.


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State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Not Guity To Racketeering Charges

A California state senator previously charged with bribery has pleaded not guilty to a new charge of racketeering.


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Gov. Brown Nominates Mexican-Born Law Professor To California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor to the California Supreme Court.


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Jerry Brown Advances In Governors Race, Awaits Battle Between Kashkari, Donnelly

Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.


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California Proposals Aim To Help Young Offenders

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.


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Candidate On Probation For Shoplifting Eyes Senate

A 2011 surveillance video shows a woman with a bag walking into a Neiman Marcus store and trying on clothes. She buys some items and returns others before being stopped outside the high-end department store by security workers.


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GOP Candidate: Brown Oversaw Middle Class Downfall

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is blaming Gov. Jerry Brown for what he sees as California’s decline over the last three decades.


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Scandals Prompt Ethics Bills From Senate Democrats

Stung by criminal charges against two colleagues, the leader of the state Senate and other Democratic lawmakers on Thursday proposed tightening rules on lawmakers and lobbyists.


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State Senator Convicted In False Residency Case

California state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday in a perjury and voter fraud case — a verdict that could bar him from holding elected office for the rest of his life.


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Head Of Bank Bailout Announces He Is Running For Calif. Governor

Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who was the architect of the nation’s bank bailout at the height of the recession, said Tuesday he is running for governor of California with a campaign that will focus on boosting jobs and improving public schools.


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Democrats Lose Supermajority In State Senate As Sen. Rubio Resigns

A Democratic state senator from the Central Valley has resigned unexpectedly, dropping Democrats below the two-thirds threshold they need to pass tax changes or override vetoes.


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President Obama Has Been Re-Elected, CBS News Projects

CBS News has projected that Pres. Barack Obama has been re-elected after being projected to win Nevada, Ohio and Iowa.