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California Election

GOP Showing In Key State Leaves Some Worried

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem. The nation's most populous state – home to 1...

PHOTOS: How Did The California Ballot Measures Fare?

Posted 01.07.2013 | San Francisco

The results of California's hotly-contested ballot measures varied, with some popular measures coming in strong and others going down in flames. Je...

Dianne Feinstein Wins

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

GOP candidate Elizabeth Emken lost her bid against Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), projects the Associated Press. Emken was considered a longshot...

Dianne Feinstein Wins

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) won reelection Tuesday against Elizabeth Emken, projects the Associated Press. Feinstein was expected to win a fou...

LOOK: California Election Results MAP

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

This is where you'll find the California election results for the 2012 presidential election, the state's Senate and House contests and how citizens v...

California Students Can't Afford To Be Left Out of the Equation

Josephine Kao | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Josephine Kao

Though I am not old enough to vote in the California General Election, I encourage those who can vote to support Prop 30, which directly affects me and my fellow 6.3 million public school students.

Obama Poised To Score 55 Electoral Votes In California

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the California election on Tuesday, Democrats are poised to score. President Barack Obama is expected to cruise to victory and capture Californi...

PHOTOS: How To Drink Your Way Through This Election

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.05.2012 | San Francisco

Ah, election night. That magical evening when America gets to participate in and then either celebrate or complain about the democratic process. O...

Stop, or You're Getting a Time Out! A Parent's Plea to Molly Munger and Gov. Jerry Brown

Crystal Brown | Posted 10.11.2012 | Education
Crystal Brown

As the November election nears, I am absolutely appalled and heartbroken as I watch the teams behind Ms. Munger's Proposition 38 and Gov. Brown's Proposition 30 campaigns continue to take aim at each other.

Jerry Brown: Gearing Up a Campaign at Last?

William Bradley | Posted 11.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

It's been a fairly quiet campaign season so far in California with the exception of Proposition 32, the effort to rein in campaign spending by public employee unions by taking away their ability to have automatic paycheck deductions from union members.

After Critical Elections, Labor Unions Could Feel Further Squeeze

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

* California, Wisconsin votes portend more union attacks * White House: don't read too much into Wisconsin outcome * Wis...

Birther Queen Flops

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

Orly Taitz, a dentist and lawyer who has built her political profile on promoting conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama's alleged ineligibi...

Golden State Looks Headed For Electoral Mayhem

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

By Mary Slosson SACRAMENTO, June 5 (Reuters) - California voters head to the polls on Tuesday in a primary contest set to launch the b...

Robin Wilkey

Prop 8 Repeal Gets A Huge Green Light | Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

On Friday, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen granted a gay rights group permission to move forward with a petition seeking to reinstate same-s...

In CA, It Wasn't the Economy, Stupid, It Was Character

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

By Phil Trounstine and Jerry Roberts In their last pre-election survey, Oct. 10-17, the Public Policy Institute of California found t...

CA Elections: Gallegos Wins DA Race in Humboldt County

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

Paul Gallegos strives to marshal the resources of the DA's office to best serve the county's residents and by extension the state and nation.

The Rest Is Commentary: Jewish Post-Election Reflection

Elissa D. Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elissa D. Barrett

At the Progressive Jewish Alliance, we reached out to some of our best thinkers to help us make sense of the election results and coverage. We called on rabbis, scholars, writers and activists to share their reflections.

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.


AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Former President Bill Clinton urged Democrats to push past apathy and turn out the vote for Democrats this November, despite econo...

A "Bad Batch" of Pot Brownies in LA, Online

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

In movies, marijuana is depicted either a hilarious holy grail or a gateway to harder, darker substances.

Don't Do It, California

Adam McKay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Adam McKay

Please California, don't elect Meg Whitman as our Governor. For real. Don't do it. I have children that live here in this state and I don't think we can stand another "tough yet fair" Republican corporatist.

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Lift Barbara Boxer And Jerry Brown In California | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Are the Democrats experiencing a rebound on the Pacific Coast? Three new surveys, two in California and one in Washington State, indicate small gains ...


Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

Over the last year, I've had thousands of conversations with voters across northern California. I've talked with farmers in the rural foothills of Cal...

No on California Prop 23: Reversing Course on Climate Policy Is the Real Job Killer

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Van Jones

China is now the most attractive market for investing in renewable energy; today the U.S. is ranked number 2 on the list, but where will we be in ten years if we repeal the most aggressive clean energy policy we have?

That Hopey, Changey Thing Comes to the California Republican Party

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mayhill Fowler

The Republican face is changing, as the party moves with new currents, carrying it away from the Age of Reagan, bobbing, lurching, evolving, treading, if not boldly, nevertheless inexorably forward.