A new front in the GOP’s intra-party war has opened as Trump-embracing Republican primary challengers are beginning to gear up, seeking to paint House incumbents as insufficiently supportive of the president’s agenda.
As the Supreme Court prepares for an October case on partisan gerrymandering, lawmakers from both parties are calling for independent citizen commissions to take over the thorny process of drawing political boundaries. Majority political parties in red and blue states, however, want no part of it.
A bill that would preserve changes to state election law to help state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, has been introduced. Election officials say recall proponents have turned in enough valid voter signatures to qualify.
Tim Draper filed a proposed November 2018 ballot measure Aug. 18, 2017, that would divide California into three states. Northern California would include the four-county Sacramento region and 36 other counties.
A new California ballot measure filed Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, would seek a new constitutional convention. The current U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 and the world “has changed dramatically” since then.
A political group trying to drive big money out of politics is endorsing three House Democratic candidates — and declaring it an electoral necessity that the party adopt an aggressive message of campaign finance reform.
A California Fair Political Practices Commission member had private communications with an attorney representing Democrats in a key campaign finance dispute. Such one-on-one meetings, when not disclosed, are considered unusual.