During his first campaign for president, Barack Obama sparked a lucrative cottage industry of artists who depicted the first black commander in chief in various forms, none more recognizable than Shepard Faireys Hope poster.
Now, supporters hoping to convince Hillary Clinton to again run for president are tapping artists to help build support for another candidacy. Adrienne Lewis, a former Sacramento nurse with a bold painting style, was selected to fashion a portrait of Clinton by HillaryPAC, one of the groups urging the former secretary of state and first lady to run.
Lewis called her portrait a message of strength and hope for a future of moderation in politics. Clinton is depicted as president, she said, powerful, bold, and facing the future with a triumphant glow.
Like so many others, I believe it is time for a curious and empathetic womans voice to be heard in a country that is poised to benefit from the leadership of a critical thinker, Lewis said.
Lewis was discovered by HillaryPAC after her friends posted one of her paintings to Reddit. She is the fifth artist chosen by the group.
Proposed legislation to help woo electric car manufacturer Teslas $5 billion battery gigafactory to California did not emerge before lawmakers finished their work for the year. State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, and co-author of a possible Tesla incentive bill, said months of negotiations between the Brown administration and the car company failed to produce agreement. California is one of several states in the running for the gigafactory, with Texas, Nevada and Arizona also competing for the plant.
I dont think we ever got close.
Tom Steyer, billionaire hedge fund executive and environmental activist, on efforts to persuade California lawmakers to approve a tax on oil extraction.