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California Primary: Republican Fight to Lose to Jerry Brown Still Unsettled One Month Out

William Bradley | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In the absence of big initiative battles or high-profile, big money candidates slugging it out, we are left with, what we are left with. Primarily, that's the question of which little known Republican will emerge from the open primary into the November run-off with Governor Jerry Brown.

What Jerry Brown's Big Lead Means

William Bradley | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With less than eight weeks to go till the California primary election, Governor Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead over the multi-partisan field.

Jerry Brown for President: The Way We Were

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.

California Governor Faces Easy Reelection, Poll Shows

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown has earned the highest approval ratings of his current ...

Politician Uses 'Grumpy Cat' And 'Game Of Thrones' To Mudsling Opponent

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.22.2013 | San Francisco

When it comes to mudslinging, politicians have always been creative. But Abel Maldonado, a California politician who is hoping to unseat Governor Jerr...

California Story: Jerry Brown's Fortunes, or, Stop Me If You've Heard This Before

William Bradley | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Now, having vanquished a massively over-funded opponent, Brown may face off against a massively under-funded opponent. Whitman got 41 percent of the vote for her $180 million. It will be interesting to see how different the results are in 2014, if at all.

How Jerry Brown's California Budget Revision Is Playing

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Championing what he calls "prudence, not exuberance," Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday rolled out the annual "May Revise" of his proposed California state budget. How's it playing? Oh, and what's the play?

California Gets a New Democrat: Defection of Recent Rising Star Among Latest Signs of Further GOP Decline

William Bradley | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

One of the strangest things about California over the past decade is how little impact Arnold Schwarzenegger's two landslide wins for the governorship had on the Republican Party.

Jerry Brown's Worst Nightmare?

The Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco

Abel Maldonado, who is preparing to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown in next year's gubernatorial race, said Wednesday he will file a ballot initiative to r...

Jerry Brown's Worst Nightmare?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.04.2013 | San Francisco

While California Governor Jerry Brown may be riding high in the polls, some Golden State Republican's are still gunning for his job. In an intervie...

IRS Says GOP Candidate, Family Business Owe $4 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service says former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and his family business owe more than $4 million in taxes, according to co...

California's Top Two Primary System Opens the Door to a Broader and Stronger Coalition for Political Reform

Harry Kresky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Last week the California Supreme Court refused to issue an injunction blocking the implementation of Proposition 14 in several upcoming special electi...

Running for Office, But Where Do They Stand?

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

After being inundated by countless and misleading television commercials and far too many and unwanted fliers sating our mail boxes, the electorate is...

The Real Reasons California Will Buck The National Red Tide

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

In just over a week a red tsunami of epic proportions is likely to roll across America with the result likely to be a Republican House of Representati...

Why People Hate Politics

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gautam Dutta

Rather than engage in discussion and debate, many politicians find it easier to demonize their opponents, rather than debate the issues.

New Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado Talks California Politics On Colbert Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California's new Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado appeared on last night's Colbert Report in an effort to boost California's open primary initiative, Propo...

The Arnold Factor

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Schwarzenegger has less than seven months left in the governorship. He's strictly a lame duck, right? Well, no. Schwarzenegger may have a big role to play in the general election.

Could Newsom Become the Phil Angelides of 2010?

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Paul Hogarth

Mayor Gavin Newsom has entered the race for Lieutenant Governor, a job he ridiculed while running for Governor -- and his supporters include San Franciscans who figure it's an opportunity to get rid of him.

This Legislator Will Be Voting No on Sen. Abel Maldonado's Confirmation

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

I will be voting no to confirm Sen. Abel Maldonado to the second highest constitutional office in California, a heartbeat from the Governor, that of Lieutenant Governor.

Paul Ryan Throws A Poisoned T-Bone Towards The Blue Dogs

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Last week Ryan did something he had never ever, ever thought he would do -- he voted against the rich, corrupt banksters who have completely financed his disgraceful political career.

Far Right Fury Over California Tax Hikes and Open Primary

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Far right leaders see the tax issue and the open primary issue -- in which the two top vote-getters in a primary race, regardless of party ID, would face off in the general election -- as inextricably linked.