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California Primary

Republican Demands Recount In Top California Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Republican Lesli Gooch’s campaign called for a recount Wednesday in California’s 31st District, which Democrats consider one of their best pick-up...

Sandra Fluke Finishes Second In Primary For State Senate Seat, Moves On To General Election

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Sandra Fluke has moved on to the general election in the race to represent California's 26th District in the state Senate, the Associated Press report...

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 ...

An Absurd Number Of People Voted For State Senator Under Federal Investigation

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Despite his arrest in March for several public corruption charges, including an alleged conspiracy to traffic firearms, suspended state Sen. Leland Ye...

California Republicans Aren't Even Pretending To Have Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

For the first time, California Republicans are skipping their post-primary “Unity Breakfast,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The gatheri...

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, ...

Khanna To Face Honda In General Election

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Ro Khanna, the Democratic attorney and former Obama trade official vying for veteran Rep. Mike Honda's (D-Calif.) House seat, has secured a spot in th...

Honda Finishes First In Heated House Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) finished first in California's nonpartisan primary Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The incumbent faced a vigorou...

Pelosi To Face Longshot GOP Challenger In General Election

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was the top vote-getter by a large margin in the state's nonpartisan primary Tuesday, the Associated Pre...

Harris Finishes First In Attorney General Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Democrat Kamala Harris finished first in the open primary race for California Attorney General held Tuesday. Harris, the incumbent, topped a field ...

Gavin Newsom Secures Primary Top Spot In Lt. Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom took the top spot in Tuesday's nonpartisan primary, according to the Associated Press. Newsom, a for...

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...

Here Comes the Independents: Little Money, But Ascending Influence

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Across the nation, voters --- like the patriot in the nearby illustration -- are expressing total exasperation with both political parties and looking independent.

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.