Republicans trying to win a central California Assembly seat are tying incumbent Democrat Adam Gray to indicted suspended Sen. Ron Calderon. Gray’s campaign has countered by linking California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte to fines paid by the Sacramento-based governmental affairs firm with which he’s attached.
When this heavily Democratic state votes on Tuesday, rural stretches of California will have little to look forward to. Democrats are polling ahead in every race for statewide office, and in Modoc County, the state’s most Republican – resignation has set in.
Rep. Ami Bera’s campaign for a contested California congressional district sent out an email blasting Doug Ose’s record on women’s issues, but misstated a key point: Ose never served in Congress with newt Gingrich.
Independent expenditures exceed California candidates’ fundraising in a dozen races on Tuesday’s ballot. The disparity is highest in the fight for superintendent of public instruction and the Sacramento-area 6th Senate District.
California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is so far ahead in his re-election bid that he only recently started campaigning, has been asked any number of times why he hasn’t done more to lay out an agenda for a fourth term. On Wednesday, he appeared to have had enough, challenging a reporter to “print half of what I say.”
Fifty percent of California’s electorate has received vote-by-mail ballots for Tuesday’s election, according to the latest data compiled by the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials. Tuesday was the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot
The California Department of Public Health is stumbling in its oversight of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, weighed down by a backlog of more than 11,000 open complaints – and no clear path to dig its way out, the California state auditor has concluded.
The Congressional Leadership Fund, the Republican group affiliated with House Speaker John Boehner, is wading into the heavily targeted 7th Congressional District, hitting Sacramento-area Democratic Rep. Ami Bera for his support of the federal Affordable Care Act. The ad opens with a video snippet of Bera, a medical doctor, addressing GOP challenger Doug Ose at the pair’s recent debate.