Neel Kashkari, running far behind in fundraising and public opinion polls less than two weeks before Election Day, said Wednesday that he still can make California’s race for governor “interesting” if enough of his supporters turn out.
The state’s largest nurses union said Tuesday that no California hospital is prepared to treat an Ebola patient, pressing Gov. Jerry Brown to require increased training and protective equipment for nurses.
A new poll in California shows likely voters are rejecting a measure to regulate health insurance rates, but supporting a water bond and another measure to change certain drug and property crimes to misdemeanors from felonies. Gov. Jerry Brown still holds a commanding lead over Neel Kashkari, while Presidcent Barack Obama’s approval rating is at an all-time low in the state.
In the tradition of friendly bets made by politicians on their sports teams in big games, the World Series offers this: California Gov. Jerry Brown put pizza on the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday; Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is offering ribs.
Million More Voters, an independent expenditure committee sponsored by the California Labor Federation, reported Monday spending $271,000 on mailers opposing Ashley Swearengin, the Republican candidate in the state controller’s race. Swearengin is running against Board of Equalization member Betty Yee.
Hillary Clinton, appealing to California women voters in the run-up to this year’s midterm elections, appeared in San Francisco to raise money for Democrats and cast the Republican Party on Monday as a pariah on issues of health care and income inequality.
A lot has changed since California Gov. Jerry Brown’s first gubernatorial foray into water – other things have not. At a conference at Stanford University, Brown predicted voters will approve Proposition 1.
A group funded largely by doctors and dentists is airing a television ad slamming Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson for problems in Sacramento’s Child Protective Services unit during the years he was on the county’s Board of Supervisors. The group, called Californians Allied for Patient Protection, is backing Dickinson’s rival, Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan, in their race for state Senate. Advertising by such outside groups has made the 6th Senate District contest the most expensive same-party legislative race in California.
The House Majority PAC, a Democratic group, has criticized Republican congressional challenger Doug Ose for his stances on veterans and Social Security. Now, in a new television ad, the group is targeting the former congressman for his pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a new plan.