Republican Doug Ose is personally adding to his campaign war chest in one of the nation’s most expensive congressional contests with Democratic Rep. Ami Bera. California’s 7th congressional district spans Sacramento’s eastern and southern suburbs.
Incumbent Tom Torlakson had slightly more cash on hand than challenger Marshall Tuck heading into the final weeks of the heated race for state superintendent of public instruction, but the close contest could come down to massive outside spending, which dwarfs that in any other state race on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Dentists, unions, oil companies and other interests have reported $31.4 million in independent expenditures in legislative and statewide races on the Nov. 4 ballot. Same-party or non-partisan contests have received some of the most spending.
Sacramento education advocate and Mayor Kevin Johnson’s wife, Michelle Rhee, told a group of people at a voter event that she planned to vote for California school superintendent candidate Marshall Tuck, but there’s a catch.
This is how secure Gov. Jerry Brown is in his re-election prospects: Less than two weeks before Election Day, Brown left the state on Thursday for a long weekend in New Haven, Conn., where he will participate in his Yale Law School class’ 50th reunion.
Support for the Nov. 4 ballot initiative requiring that health insurance rate changes be approved by the state’s elected insurance commissioner is eroding, according to a new poll out late Wednesday, with the measure faltering under the weight of a $57-million campaign funded largely by insurers.
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 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.