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.
The state’s largest nurses union said Tuesday that no California hospital is prepared to treat an Ebola patient, as it pressed Gov. Jerry Brown to require increased training and protective equipment for nurses.
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.
Republican Doug Ose has loaned his campaign more than $700,000 in the race against Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove. Still, he trails in cash on hand by more than $500,000 heading into the final stretch of a closely watched congressional campaign that has become one of the most costly in the nation.
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.
California Republicans are putting money into the open seat being vacated by embattled Democratic Sen. Ron Calderon. The GOP favorite, Mario Guerra, is hoping to score an upset over former Democratic Assemblyman Tony Mendoza.
California’s official poverty rate is above-average, but not much. However, by an alternative methodology devised by the Census Bureau, California has the nation’s highest rate of poverty with nearly a quarter of its 38 million residents impoverished, due to the state’s high cost of living.
The California Labor Federation’s independent expenditure committee reported Wednesday spending almost $170,000 for online ads to help elect Democrat Alex Padilla as secretary of state. No other statewide candidate in a partisan race has had anywhere near as much outside help, and a labor federation spokesman said the spending reflects concerns about low turnout.