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Does This Trend Mean Doom For The GOP?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.23.2013 | San Francisco

California Democrats did something the party hasn't managed to accomplish since 1883 this last November--gaining a supermajority in both houses of the...

California Democratic Party Disses Fracking, Still Loves Money

Wendy Block | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Wendy Block

It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.

Jerry Brown Leaves the Party Behind in China

William Bradley | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is just back from his first major trip abroad during this incarnation as California's governor. It coincided with the annual state Democratic convention, but that didn't give him pause as he had bigger fish to fry in China.

Gavin Newsom's Liberal Wish List

The Sacramento Bee | Jeremy B. White and Torey Van Oot | Posted 06.14.2013 | San Francisco

Five months after a resoundingly successful election that included winning key congressional races and capturing a supermajority in the state Legislat...

California Primary Ballot Hodgepodge: We Need a Return to Voting By Party Members Only

Michael Russnow | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Wasn't the purpose of political primaries to take the process out of the hands of big city bosses and to allow the citizenry of each state to choose their nominees?

California Democrats Facing Huge Challenges After Scandal

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Democratic politicians in California are facing huge challenges as they work to rebuild d...

Kinde Durkee Clients Could Struggle To Replace Stolen Funds

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Clients of Kinde Durkee, the Democratic campaign treasurer who was arrested by the FBI on allegations of fraud, may struggle to replace the money they...

Dianne Feinstein On Kinde Durkee Scandal: 'I Was Wiped Out Too'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said her campaign funds were "wiped out" by Kinde Durkee, a longtime Democratic campaign treasurer who was arrested b...

Rep. Susan Davis: 'We've Been Robbed', Staffer The 'Bernie Madoff Of Campaign Finance Treasurers'

Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP/The Huffington Post) -- A Southern California congresswoman told supporters, "We've Been Robbed" as she detailed the losses she said her...

Democratic Congresswoman: Fraudster Staffer Stole My Campaign Funds

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) discovered her campaign funds were wiped out after her treasurer, Kinde Durkee, was arrested on suspicion of mail frau...

California Democrats: An Uncertain Trumpet

William Bradley | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

California Democrats gathered this past weekend in Sacramento for their annual party convention were in a rather curious mood. They've gotten what they wanted. But they have mixed feelings about what they've ended up with.

Ich Bin Ein Angeleno

Edward Headington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There is no lack of enthusiasm with Democrats in Van Nuys, the San Fernando Valley, the whole of Los Angeles and the rest of California.

Why Karl Rove Wants to Buy the Race for California Attorney General

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

It looks like Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie are trying to resurrect the long game Rove boasted about when he steered George W. Bush to power: the promised decades of Republican dominance.

I Want Choice

Joan Blades | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joan Blades

I've heard from Meg Whitman on the radio again and again these last few months. Dead air from the Democrats. Wouldn't a vibrant primary be fabulous!

Posse Up, California Democrats

Bobby Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bobby Shriver

California's real problem is the system we all have built: the initiative process and its consultants, the lobbying culture that profits from inexperienced legislators with term limits, minority rule of the budget, and so on.

California Governor's Race: Why Moonbeam Will Win

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

While Whitman has shown a penchant for the finer things, Brown has flown Southwest airlines and lived in a small apartment while serving as governor. Brown would do well listening to his former self.

S.F. Democratic Races Show Need for Reform

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Hogarth

Candidates for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) have reported fundraising numbers for the period ending March 17th - and t...

Democrats' Obama Bounce In California Disappearing

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG and KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

CERES, Calif. — Kent Hancock can't remember tougher economic times in the two decades he's sold used cars in California's Central Valley. He br...

Biggest State Party to Obama: Get Out of Afghanistan

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

While Obama weighs Afghanistan policy options, the California Democratic Party's adoption of the resolution is the most tangible indicator yet that escalation of the U.S. war effort can only fuel opposition within the president's own party.

I Agree With George Will

John Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Burton

California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton announces his organization's desire for a speedy American withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Gavin Newsom's Impressive Town Hall in Sacramento

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Mayor Newsom is the most exciting thing to happen to California politics in years. He promises to lift California out of the morass that the deadening hands of the GOP have submerged us in.

California Democrats: "Spreading the Pain" from Sacramento

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

When his term mercifully expires next year, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be leaving the Golden State in the worst condition than at any time its history.

California's Death Throes: A View From Sacramento

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

A grassroots movement working within Democratic Party structures might break the cycle of abuse the Republican minority has inflicted upon the state.

Commemorating 15 Years Since the Death of a Political Legend

Aaron Keyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Keyak

Even when it was not politically popular, Bert Coffey held fast to his ideal of a society in which equal opportunity truly existed.

Take A Look: Democratic and Republican Party Headquarters Nationwide (SLIDESHOW)

Amanda Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Michel

Starting last week OffTheBus's Special Ops members set out on their first assignment assignment to check out what was going on at local and state party headquarters across the country. In this slide show you'll see what a handful of what our team of citizen-reporters found (and didn't find) when they hit the ground.