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California Primary Election

California's Top-Two Primary Eliminates Third-Party Rivals

Ellen Brown | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Ellen Brown

For all elections, public financing is needed, in order to ensure that voters hear from all candidates rather than just the most well-funded.

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...

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...

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.

Some States Could Cancel Or Delay Primaries

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In these tough times, even how we nominate presidents is facing the threat of the budget ax. Lawmakers and elections officia...

Elections: The Success of Women

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

I wish I felt more inclined to celebrate the success of women in Tuesday's political primaries. I would be celebrating, heartily, if I felt that this success were a harbinger of greater feminine energy in our political life.

Carly Fiorina WINS California Republican Senate Primary, Will Face Barbara Boxer

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has won California's GOP primary for U.S. Senate, setting up a general election battle th...

Meg Whitman WINS California Republican Gubernatorial Primary

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — Meg Whitman, the billionaire former eBay chief executive who poured tens of millions of her own fortune into her first-time bid fo...

Super Tuesday Primaries 2010: Elections Put Anti-Incumbent Sentiment To The Test

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - In a matter of hours, it'll be clear whether the anti-incumbent tide is sweeping away more veteran lawmakers. Already this year, a senator and ...

California Primary Election: Big Spending Candidates Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman Energize GOP Voters

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — Meg Whitman, the billionaire former eBay chief executive who poured tens of millions of her own fortune into her first-time bid fo...

Dollars for Power: It's Money That Makes California Politics Go 'round

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

There isn't a hell of a lot of incentive for media companies to raise too much of a stink about the corrupting influence of money in campaigns, not when they benefit so much from that money.