San Diego Republican Assemblyman Brian Maienschein Switches Parties From GOP To DemocratThe Assembly now consists of 61 Democrats and 19 Republicans.
California GOP Divided Over Governor In Tough Election YearRepublican Party delegates on Sunday withheld an endorsement in the governor's race after neither candidate was able to reach a 60-percent threshold of delegate's votes to claim the prize.
Republican Senator Open To Subpoena For Donald Trump Tax RecordsSusan Collins, a Republican who has served as a U.S. senator from Maine since 1997, sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Republican Candidates Tonight Taking Debate Stage Reshaped By AttacksRepublican presidential candidates take the debate stage Tuesday night for the first time in a month, their race reshaped by national security threats but still dominated by outsider contenders. Now it's Ted Cruz challenging front-runner Donald Trump.
Republican Success In U.S. House Races Ends In California As Democrats Pick Up SeatThe 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.
Jerry Brown Advances In Governors Race, Awaits Battle Between Kashkari, DonnellyGov. 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.
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.
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.
Republican Wins San Diego Mayor Special ElectionCouncilman Kevin Faulconer becomes the only Republican to lead a major city in California.
Calif. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly To Run For Governor In 2014Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a gun-rights advocate, outspoken critic of illegal immigration and social conservative, has announced he will challenge Gov. Jerry Brown next year.
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.
California GOP Finds Whiff Of Hope In Recent Wins At Ballot BoxThe 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.
2012 General Election Resources
Bio: Michael SaragosaA 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.
Bio: Richard S. Costigan IIIRichard 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.