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Even With California's Legislature on Summer Vacation, Things Keep Perking in Jerry Brown World

William Bradley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With the California legislature off on a month's vacation beginning with the 4th of July weekend, it's a period in California politics in which several matters are poised awaiting resolution; namely, policy on water, high-speed rail, and space, the state controller's race, and Governor Jerry Brown's future.

California Primary: Jerry Brown Romps While Republicans Dodge Their Own Silver Bullet and Other Races Intrigue

William Bradley | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Though the election was largely a bore, it did have some interesting outcomes, not only in the statewide races but also in some district level races for Congress and state Assembly and even local office.

Brown, Kashkari Win Top Spots In Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

California voters have selected incumbent Jerry Brown (D) and Republican Neel Kashkari to face off in California's gubernatorial race, The Associated ...

Kashkari Advances To General Election For Governor

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Neel Kashkari advanced to the general election to challenge California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) from the state's top-two primary. Kashkari, ...

Jerry Brown Easily Advances In Gubernatorial Primary

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown has clinched a spot in November's general election, the Associated Press reports. Brown finished first in the state's n...

All Eyes On Governor, House Races In California Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

California is one of eight states holding primary elections on Tuesday, June 3. The state will put its new top-two primary system to the test for t...

California Primary: Devolution and the Republican Race to Lose to Jerry Brown

William Bradley | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Just a few days remain till California's primary election. Will California Republicans, whose share of the state's electorate dropped more than seven percent over the past decade, veer even further to the right with their standard-bearer for governor?

Jerry Brown Aims Elsewhere As Republicans Careen Toward California Primary

William Bradley | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In truth, it doesn't really matter for Brown which Republican he wallops in November. He will win a record fourth term as California's governor in a landslide, his third in four gubernatorial runs. What difference does it make how much he wins by?

Tea Party Candidate: 'I'm A Threat To The Country Club Republicans'

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

In response to attacks from the party's establishment, California GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly told the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesd...

Jerry Brown Makes Big Budget Moves While the Republican Race To Lose To Him Intensifies

William Bradley | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With less than three weeks until California's primary election, Governor Jerry Brown continues to campaign for a record fourth term by acting as governor while the race for the right to lose to him in November between a pair of little-known yet sharply contrasting Republicans continues to intrigue in an oddly low-key sort of way.

GOP Candidate Slams Tea Party Opponent With Bush Ad Spoof

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

A GOP gubernatorial candidate pulled a page from former President George W. Bush's playbook this week, creating a GIF of his opponent's head on a wind...

California GOP Worried Over Potential Tea Party Firebrand In Governor's Race

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Republicans who have been trying to rebrand their party as more inclusive and attuned with the issues that Calif...

Friday Talking Points -- Benghazi Frenzy!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a noticeable change this week. Republicans as a whole seem to be pivoting away from their stated singular campaign theme of "Obamacare is the root of all the country's problems."

Meet the Next Todd Akin: California GOP Lawmaker Tim Donnelly Touts Conspiracy Theory, Confederate Flag

John Hrabe | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
John Hrabe

The Republican candidate, who as of today would make the November run-off, has turned to conspiracy theories and a defense of the Confederate flag to appeal to voters.

Darrell Issa Tears Into GOP Candidate Over 'Hateful & Ignorant Garbage'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) issued a searing condemnation of California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly on Thursday, asserting that the tea part...

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.

GOP's Likely Pick For Calif. Gov. Defends Worst Immigration Speech Ever

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.11.2014 | Latino Voices

The frontrunner for the GOP nomination in the race for California Gov. is defending a 2006 speech in which he said undocumented immigrants have launch...

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.

Poll Shows California Gov With Huge Lead Over GOP Rivals

The Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Gov. Jerry Brown's public approval rating has risen to a new high, as he pummels a crop of little-known Republicans in his bid for re-election, accord...

California Republicans Struggle to Prep for Primary 11 Weeks From Now

William Bradley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

California Republicans gathered over the weekend just past for the first of their two annual state party conventions, this one conveniently located for a quick getaway near the San Francisco airport.

Tea Party Candidate Draws Support At State Convention

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein BURLINGAME, Calif., March 16 (Reuters) - California Republicans wrapped up their annual state convention on Sunday...

California Gov's Race Illustrates GOP's Ongoing Struggle

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL and JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — The ongoing struggle over the direction of the GOP played out this weekend as the California Republican Party met at its c...

Now That the Future's Back in California, What's Up and Why with Jerry Brown, Democrats, and Republicans

William Bradley | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Is it because of Jerry Brown's leadership skills, his "insider's knowledge and outsider's mind?" Is it because California Democrats have their act together? Is it because California Republicans have run their party into the ground? Or some combination thereof?

Going for Term Four, Jerry Brown Gets It In Gear

William Bradley | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown could have waited until Friday, March 7th -- when delegates arrive at the LA Convention Center and begin caucusing and partying -- to file for re-election, then come by the convention with an 'oh, by the way, look what I just did.'

California Elections: The Fights to Lose to Jerry Brown and Succeed Henry Waxman Come Into More Focus

William Bradley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a rather quiet year, some of the more significant races in California are coming into greater focus.