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California Primary

Tea Leaves in the Jungle: Why the DCCC's California Dreams Are Unlikely to Materialize

Scot Reader | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Scot Reader

Application of the "Washington model" suggests that it will be difficult for the Democrats to reach their goal of three to six pickups in California's congressional delegation. The model predicts that the Democrats will win 32 seats and the Republicans will take 19, with two pure toss-ups.

Wisconsin and California: Past and Prologue

Harry Kresky | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Harry Kresky

For my money, the most interesting feature of the Wisconsin results was what happened with independents. Independents -- frustrated with partisanship on both sides -- are the force behind the drive to find, or create, something new.

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...

California GOP Congressman To Face Fellow Republican In November

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

Democrats lost their chance to run a candidate in the general election for California's District 31 when two Republicans came out ahead in the open pr...

California's New "Top-Two" Election System Put To The Test

Voto Latino | Posted 08.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

The Latino electorate was decisive during the 2008 presidential primary and many statewide races. However, there is only one way to ensure that our political power continues to grow, and that is to make sure you and your friends and families get out to vote.

Wisconsin Recall Overshadows Tuesday Primary Elections

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin isn't the only state with an election on Tuesday. Five others are holding presidential primaries. But while the effort to recall Gov. Sco...

Birther Bombshell?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

California GOP Senate candidate Orly Taitz, a Moldovan-born immigrant, dentist and lawyer best known for her campaign to expose President Barack Obama...

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...

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...

There's An Election Next Week?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.29.2012 | San Francisco

On June 5, San Francisco voters will head to the polls and weigh in on a whole host of important issues affecting the daily lives of people both in Sa...

For First Time in Half Century, California's "Late" Primary Could Decide GOP Race

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

California has never mattered much in Republican presidential politics. But the Golden State seems destined to regain the political spotlight in 2012 because its June 5th primary is the last of the major delegate-rich contests in a GOP race that's beginning to look hopelessly deadlocked.

CA-Pres: 51% Obama (D), 44% Opponent (R) (PPP 10/31)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PPP 10/29-31/10 882 Likely voters (3.3% margin of error), including 317 Likely GOP primary voters (5.5% margin of error) Mode: Automated phone (PPP PD...

California Voters to Choose: PG&E and Refineries or Clean Energy and the Climate

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

California voters should prepare for a barrage of election ads paid for by a somewhat green utility and two brown refineries hoping to postpone the transformation to the 21st century green economy.

Taking Our Country Back From the Cult of Curmudgeon

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

Why does Bush get a pass from the Cult of Curmudgeon while his successor gets hung in effigy?

Jason Linkins

Orly Taitz, Mickey Kaus And Fringe Candidate Comedy In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lots of people are having great fun with last night's results in California, in which professional vexatious litigant and birther dentist Orly Taitz m...

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.

In California Primaries, LGBT Friends and Foes Advance; Now We Must Prepare for November

Geoff Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoff Kors

Pro-equity candidates need our help. Their opponents are strong, and we know that they will try to stir up fear and hatred to get a part of their base to show up and vote.

Meg Whitman Victory Speech: Portion Of Text Discovered (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What might a Meg Whitman victory speech sound like? A sample has been leaked. The California GOP gubernatorial candidate and former eBay CEO plans to...

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...

Why Today's GOP Winners Are Already Losers

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

After tripping over themselves to appeal to the Tea Party, these candidates will have to walk a tightrope that won't alienate the radical right while appealing to moderates. We believe they'll fall off.

California Primary Preview

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are a few California races worth watching tomorrow. The biggest of these will happen on the Republican side, as challengers for governor and senator vie to become their party's nominees.

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...

Focus on Attacking California's Problems - Not Fellow Democrats

Alberto Torrico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alberto Torrico

We are now hours away from holding our state's primary election to nominate our Democratic Attorney General candidate. But, as is all too unfortunatel...

Why Carly Fiorina Is Not Cool for California

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

We're so lucky in California to have two wealthy women running for political office in our upcoming primary. Who says we haven't come a long way, baby?

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...