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.
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.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is blaming Gov. Jerry Brown for what he sees as California’s decline over the last three decades.
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.
Councilman Kevin Faulconer becomes the only Republican to lead a major city in California.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a gun-rights advocate, outspoken critic of illegal immigration and social conservative, has announced he will challenge Gov. Jerry Brown next year.
Tea party activists made an energetic showing Saturday at a California Republican Party convention, promoting resolutions to block the state’s high-speed rail project and require voters to show photo identification at the polls as part of a push to influence the direction of the struggling state organization.
The victory this summer of Republican cherry farmer Andy Vidak in a state Senate district long controlled by Democrats gave the GOP a whiff of encouragement in a state where Democrats hold every statewide office.
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A veteran of state government, Michael served in a variety of high-level positions within the Schwarzenegger Administration. He was Undersecretary at State and Consumer Services ensuring that the programs and activities of Agency’s 17 departments and 17,000 thousand employees are properly planned, operated and coordinated.
Richard S. Costigan III is the Senior Director of State and Government Affairs at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. He was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State Personnel Board (SPB), which is responsible for the state’s Civil Service System.
The demand for W. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns has become bipartisan. Conservative elected officials and pundits know that Romney is taking on so much water over his secrecy and questions of his honesty and that he has no other choice.