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Elections

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  • Loopholes in political spending laws keep voters in the dark

    Loopholes in political spending laws keep voters in the dark
    With the 2016 election cycle gearing up, special interests are eyeing ways to advance the candidates of their choice without leaving any fingerprints. Their preferred vehicle is "dark money" donated to organizations — including so-called social...
  • Hillary Clinton will be a commanding front-runner facing high expectations

    Hillary Rodham Clinton will enter the 2016 Democratic presidential race — finally, officially — as the most commanding front-runner in generations. Yet her path to the White House will not be easy, much less assured. For every advantage...
  • L.A. residents explain why they did -- or didn't -- go to the polls

    L.A. residents explain why they did -- or didn't -- go to the polls
    Riva Kim, 38, an attorney and downtown resident, was one of the fewer than 10% of registered voters who cast ballots in Tuesday’s Los Angeles city election. She was surprised to hear that she was part of a tiny minority. “Really? That’...
  • Council May Vote Next Week On Ousting Hartford Registrars

    Council May Vote Next Week On Ousting Hartford Registrars
    HARTFORD — The city council is expected to vote next week on whether to proceed with a proposal to remove Hartford's three registrars of voters from office. A resolution to be presented at Monday's council meeting alleges that the registrars,...
  • College of DuPage reverses course, allows candidates forum

    College of DuPage reverses course, allows candidates forum
    The College of DuPage has reversed its decision to ban a forum for Board of Trustees candidates from taking place on campus, according to the union chief organizing the event. College officials could not be reached Wednesday to confirm that the ban has...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign right-to-work bill next week

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign right-to-work bill next week
    Gov. Scott Walker told Wisconsin's business leaders Wednesday that he plans to sign a right-to-work bill into law early next week, calling it a "tremendous tool" that will help the state's economy. Walker, a likely presidential candidate, drew applause...
  • Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

    Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate
    As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she’s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress. Rawlings-Blake, who is in her first full term, declined to...
  • Kamala Harris speaks about U.S. Senate bid -- in Washington, D.C.

    Kamala Harris speaks about U.S. Senate bid -- in Washington, D.C.
    Democratic Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the sole major candidate thus far in the 2016 U.S. Senate race to replace the retiring Barbara Boxer, made her first public remarks about her bid at a campaign-style event Tuesday night – 2,300 miles away, in...
  • Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big

    Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big
    When Eric Garcetti won the 2013 mayoral election, he did so without the financial backing of Psomas, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm with offices throughout the Southwest. As a company that held contracts worth more than $100,000 with the city,...
  • Tight race for LaBonge City Council seat looks headed for runoff

    Tight race for LaBonge City Council seat looks headed for runoff
    The only mystery remaining late Tuesday in Los Angeles' City Council election was which two of several tightly bunched contenders would land in the May 19 runoff to succeed termed-out Councilman Tom LaBonge. Narrowly leading the 14-candidate field was...
  • Will the Democratic nominee for 2016 take on the moneyed interests?

    Will the Democratic nominee for 2016 take on the moneyed interests?
    It's seed time for the 2016 presidential election, when candidates try to figure out what they stand for and will run on. One thing seems reasonably clear. The Democratic nominee for president, whoever she may be, will campaign on reviving the...