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Is Jerry Brown the California John McCain?

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mayhill Fowler

History shows that a candidate does not have to be the most intelligent or the most qualified to win an election. But he or she must make sense. Brown and his campaign are still working on this first act.

Meg Whitman: California's Newest Latina

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Vanquishing Steve Poizner proved to be a surprisingly easy for Meg Whitman. Winning the hearts and minds -- or at least the votes -- of California's Latino citizens will not prove so easy.

Jerry Brown Calls For Three-Way Debate With GOP Rivals

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Democrats facing a tough election year dared Republicans on Saturday to challenge them on issues from Wall Street regulations to h...

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.

Jerry Brown's Long and Winding Road

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The fact is that a lot of good things got done when Jerry Brown was California's governor. And he also made some notable mistakes. Which he acknowledges, but I think he should talk more about.

LA's Losers Of The Week, June 11

Huffington Post | Billy Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A weekly rundown of the weeks big losers. For the winners click HERE. USC Football: Stripped of their national championship and barred from pos...

Whitman and Fiorina's Big Primary Wins Carry Seeds of Self-Destruction

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Whitman rejected Brown's call for town hall debates on the illogical grounds that she has a plan and he doesn't. Huh? If I had a plan and my opponent didn't, I'd love to debate him. Who wouldn't?

California GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Was the Highest Bidder

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tina Dupuy

The reason why we give our elected officials a salary is so they don't have to have a fortune to hold office. California's 2010 primary was a vanity project for the ridiculously wealthy.

Toward a Less Rational Immigration Policy

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Afton Branche

Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are scrambling to prove their hard-liner credentials on immigration. But don't look to them for new ideas or common-sense solutions.

Complete 2010 California Primary Results

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California Republicans took an historic step Tuesday by nominating two wealthy businesswomen to challenge Democratic icons for go...

Of Primary Importance: All Eyes On Races In Arkansas, Nevada And California

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's looking like a new "year of the woman" in politics. Eighteen years after a few glass ceilings were broken, hundreds of female ...

Crunch Time: GOP Candidates Make Final Appeal To California Voters

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Candidates were making a final push for votes on Monday ahead of a primary election in which Republicans could propel two w...

June 8 Primaries Measure Voter Anger Across The Country

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — How angry are Americans? People primed for change vote in 12 states Tuesday in contests that will decide the fate of two endangere...

California's Governship - Sold to the Highest Bidder

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

Money can't buy you love, but it can buy you a California gubernatorial primary. A just-released Field Poll shows Meg Whitman holding a better than tw...

Yes on Prop 15 -- One Small Step for Democracy

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

A victory for Proposition 15, the California Fair Elections Act, will mean that the race for the Golden State's Secretary of State will be a "clean money election" in 2014 and 2018. A small step, but a necessary one.

One Distraction Obama Doesn't Need: Darrell Issa's Hypocrisy

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Darrell Issa's candidate for governor, billionaire Meg Whitman, also tried to clear her Republican primary with promises of a political position. And with threats of retribution. So why is he laying into the White House?

California Senate: How Carly Fiorina Pulled Off Her Big "Upset" in the GOP Primary

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

With the dramatic move of pulling his remaining TV advertising yesterday, former frontrunner Tom Campbell effectively ceded the Republican Senate primary in California to ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina.

eMeg's Pander on the Right Hurts Her Against Brown in CA Gov Race

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

By Phil Trounstine and Jerry Roberts Calbuzz By lurching to the right to defeat Steve Poizner for the Republican nomination for governor, Meg Whitman...

10 Key Things To Know About The High-Stakes California Governor's Race

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The hand-picked candidate of Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney, billionaire Meg Whitman, is already shattering all spending records in her bid to win the governorship.

Stoking Racist Xenophobia for Political Gain

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

Steve Poizner has clearly taken a page from a handbook on propaganda in his latest ad bating us to pin our economic troubles on illegal immigrants. Th...

Meg Whitman's Whoppers

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

As someone with no experience in public affairs prior to being talked into running for governor by her business mentor, Mitt Romney, Meg Whitman is totally dependent on a coterie of lobbyists and consultants.

Jason Linkins

2010 Campaign: Meet The Top Self-Funders (PHOTOS) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democracy. It is, as Rod Blagojevich might say, "a f*cking valuable thing." Can you really put a price tag on it? Well, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sure thought so, and that price tag was $85 million of his own money, with which he depressed turnout (and New Yorkers) just enough to eke out a win over Bill Thompson to win a third term as King of New York City. Is it money well-spent or a credit-default flop? Let's find out.

Is Green Policy Bad For Jobs?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

As the race for Governor heats up in California, one of the divisive issues is bright green. Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner both say that they'd suspend the greenhouse gas emissions legislation.

No Legal Pot For Top California Governor Candidates

Sacramento Bee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Voters heading to the polls in November will decide whether marijuana should be legally regulated and sold in California. Californians will also be...

Calif. Deserves Best Governor Money Can Buy (VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

California isn't Arizona. We don't hold with bashing Hispanics...not when there are also poor people we can stomp when they're down.