California Elections

Rep. Eric Swalwell: Republicans ‘fomenting violence,’ ‘chaos’ in wake of FBI’s Trump raid

California Congressman Eric Swalwell called Republicans "a chaos party" trying to foment "violence" in a rant Tuesday on MSNBC’s "All In with Chris Hayes." Guest host Alicia Menendez introduced the segment by claiming, "In the 24 hours since the FBI arrived at Mar-a-Lago, we've seen an angry, sometimes and even violent reaction from the right." She asked Swalwell, "Congressman, what do you think, largely, about the right-wing reaction as a whole to the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago?"
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Trump Wins CPAC 2024 Presidential Nominees Poll, Newsom Wins for Dems

A straw poll conducted at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference held in Dallas during the weekend found that California Governor Gavin Newsom is far and away the candidate most expected to be the Democratic Party nominee for president in 2024, with other Californians also scoring high. Within the...

Jonathan Kraut | Who Owns the Body of a Woman?

This November on our ballots will be Proposition 1. The Democratic Legislature is offering to codify the right to an abortion to be applied to the state Constitution. This amendment would protect and safeguard a woman’s right to choose regarding whether to have an abortion. The recent overturning of...
Sacramento Observer

Less Stigma Around Motherhood Means More Women in Elected Office

(OPINION) – Being a mother of five children is always work. But running for Congress in a competitive district and under national scrutiny takes it to a whole new level. By 4:30 am, my husband has already left the house for work as a police officer. Since I’m running for Congress, by 5:00 am, I’m hustling to make calls for fundraising and networking on the East Coast before my children wake up to be dressed, fed breakfast, and prepared for the day and to get ready for the important campaign events on nights and weekends that help me connect with 788,000 people in California’s sixth congressional district.

Larry Elder teases presidential run at CPAC

Larry Elder teased a run for president in 2024 while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas. “I am getting a lot of feedback about a possible run for some higher office. I’ll just leave it that way,” Elder told Phoenix Legg, a 15-year-old independent journalist in the lobby of the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas on Friday. “I would consider running for something other than governor of California.” “There aren’t too many offices that are more important that governor of California other than maybe some office in Washington D.C. I can’t think of what that office might be. But I’m not ready to make any announcement just yet,” he teased. Elder, a longtime radio host, ran unsuccessfully against California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the state’s recall election last year. Newsom beat back the effort with more than 60% of the vote. A buoyant Elder, however, called the campaign a “very successful venture” and cited his strong base of donors outside of California.

Former California Democrat leader on Biden losing support: 'Rats running from a sinking ship'

A former California Democratic Party leader explained why Joe Biden is losing support with his own party and Hispanic voters, as his approval rating drops among both groups. Former State Senate Leader Gloria Romero joined "Fox & Friends First" Friday to address why the Democratic Party needs new leadership in order to gain more support. Several Democrats have sidestepped in recent weeks when asked whether they want Biden to run in 2024.
Bakersfield Californian

Primary election shows strength of California Republicans

National trendlines indicate that 2022 will be a huge year for Republicans. Will the GOP red wave wash over deep-blue California? Voters signaled during the state primary elections that the answer is a definitive yes. Californians continue to be punished by Democrat politicians who champion radical policies. Their failed agenda...

Gov. Newsom endorses Pacheco for state Assembly

DOWNEY — Downey Mayor Blanca Pacheco picked up a hefty endorsement in her campaign for state Assembly: California Gov. Gavin Newsom. “Mayor Blanca Pacheco is a brilliant and courageous leader who has delivered time and time again for her local community,” Newsom said in a statement released by Pacheco’s campaign. “From fighting to help families afford homes, to higher pay for frontline workers, to working to keep her community safe, Blanca has always been there when her community is in need.”
Contra Costa Herald

Candidate for Assembly District 11 to hold Virtual Town Hall Aug. 8

District includes Oakley, Discovery Bay, Bethel Island, Knightsen and Byron. Jenny Leilani Callison, a California State AssemblyDistrict 11 (AD11) candidate, is hosting Virtual Town Halls and Meet and Greets to give voters the opportunity to learn about her experience with State Budgets, Policy, and Leadership. Registered as an independent, she is running to unseat incumbent Lori Wilson who was elected, earlier this year to fill the unexpired term of former Assemblyman Jim Frazier who retired last December.