An Arizona redistricting case before the U.S. Supreme Court threatens voters rights to approve independent redistricting commissions to draw congressional lines. California’s attorney general, Kamala Harris, comes to the defense of voters’ power.
Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer spent $65 million, give or take, on the 2014 election. His candidates lost in five of eight states. But he is undaunted. No one ever said it’d be easy to change climate politics.
Marshall Tuck is the latest embodiment of what Democratic leaders should fear, a wedge between their most influential donor, the California Teachers Association, and their most loyal voters, African-Americans, Latinos and Asians.
Dan Morain has been a columnist at The Bee since 2010 focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.