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  • Indicted Yee gets a quarter-million votes for secretary of state

    Indicted Yee gets a quarter-million votes for secretary of state
    Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee faces federal gun trafficking and political corruption charges, but still collected more than a quarter-million votes for California secretary of state in Tuesday’s primary election. Yee, out on bail, had filed a...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown takes easy lead, will face Neel Kashkari in November

    Dashing toward an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown romped to victory in Tuesday's state primary and in November will face Republican Neel Kashkari, who emerged from a fractious intra-party battle to win a chance to take on the incumbent....
  • Democrats finish strong in primary, but GOP takes hope from results

    Led by Gov. Jerry Brown, California Democrats finished strong across the board in Tuesday’s primary election, but Republicans performed well enough in premiere races to indicate the GOP’s long, cold political winter in the state may be...
  • California election results brighten GOP hopes for the future

    The Republican Party is alive and kicking after all in California. Not exactly kicking butt — but surviving, thinking and scrapping. The GOP dodged a potentially fatal Tim Donnelly bullet by advancing the much safer Neel Kashkari to a November...
  • Ashley Swearengin leads, but controller race still too close to call

    Ever since Jim Brulte became chairman of the California Republican Party last year, he's been careful to set low expectations. With limited resources and declining voter registration, he's said, the party must slowly rebuild at the local level. But that...
  • Leland Yee's startling finish in California election race explained

    In a largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: nearly 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place even though he dropped out after being accused of gun running and political corruption....
  • How did accused politician Leland Yee get 300,000 votes?

    SAN FRANCISCO — In this week's largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: more than 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place, even though he dropped out after being accused of...
  • Calif. Senate adopts new ethics standards, rejects others

    The state Senate took action Monday aimed at restoring public trust after a series of scandals by creating a new position of ethics ombudsman, installing protections for whistle-blowers and banning the raising of campaign funds during August, the last...
  • Secretary of state contenders spar at San Diego forum

    All seven active candidates for California secretary of state jousted verbally during a forum in San Diego on Tuesday, with most promising to increase the state’s dismal voter registration and turnout. Green Party candidate David Curtis, an...
  • New ethics rules proposed for California Senate

    Amid concerns that proposed tougher ethics restrictions may not have enough support to become law this year, leaders of the state Senate are proposing that many of them be adopted as house rules in the interim. Proposed state Senate resolutions would...
  • California Senate panel approves tougher ethics rules

    The state Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved three measures aimed at improving ethics in the scandal-plagued upper house, including the creation of an ombudsman to receive allegations of misconduct and a blackout on campaign fundraising during...