California Democrats are trying to bring together activists in the ten Republican-held House seats they hope to flip in November. Contentious primaries split supporters for Democratic candidates trying to unseat GOP members of Congress.
Tim Draper, the financial supporter of a campaign to split California into three states, hired the political strategy firm Gunster Strategies Worldwide last year. Gunster helped lead the Brexit campaign in 2016.
California voters will decide this fall whether to overturn a recent increase to the state gasoline tax. The repeal initiative qualified for the November ballot on June 25, 2018. Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers approved the new fees last year.
Ballot initiative by Tim Draper to split California into three new states would create enormous complications for California water supply, including the State Water Project and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox, running in the general election for California governor, offer different approaches to addressing homelessness, from tax credits and permanent housing to cutting regulations and the gas tax.
Conventional wisdom says it costs hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars to win a congressional primary election. But a handful of wanna-be House members are advancing to the November ballot having spent less than $5,000.
Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is no longer a Republican. Schubert said Friday, June 15, 2018 that she formally changed her political affiliation to "no party preference" on Tuesday, a week after winning re-election.
Democrat Jessica Morse speaks to supporters on June 6, 2018 after advancing from the top-two primary to face Republican Tom McClintock in the 4th Congressional district, which stretches along the Sierra from Roseville to Fresno County.
Sacramento, El Dorado County, Elk Grove, Folsom and Regional Transit will spend SB 1 gas tax hike funds in 2018 for Kammerer Road, White Rock Road, San Joaquin trains and other transportation and transit infrastructure projects.