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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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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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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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Republican Wins San Diego Mayor Special Election

Councilman Kevin Faulconer becomes the only Republican to lead a major city in California.


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Calif. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly To Run For Governor In 2014

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.


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GOP Tensions On Display At California Convention

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.


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California GOP Finds Whiff Of Hope In Recent Wins At Ballot Box

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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Bio: Michael Saragosa

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.


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Bio: Richard S. Costigan III

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.


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Opinion: ‘Retroactively Retired’, A Laugher Even By Washington Standards

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.