| Apr 28, 2015
| 3:49 PM
A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 12:26 PM
The Republican field in next year’s U.S. Senate contest is still taking shape, but Neel Kashkari, the party’s 2014 candidate for governor, threw his support Wednesday behind state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez of Oceanside.
Chavez, who spent most...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris wasn’t campaigning for U.S. Senate on Jan. 5, the day of her inauguration for her second term. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement announcement was still a few days away. But even as Harris was making...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 12:16 PM
Democratic senators are intent on changing a bill that would give Congress a say in an emerging nuclear deal with Iran — tweaks that could make it more palatable to President Barack Obama, who called two key senators on Wednesday to lobby against...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 4:30 AM
After 14 years in Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank is finally getting the kind of coverage that ambitious politicians crave: CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC and NPR have all come calling in recent weeks.
Schiff's newly acquired media platform —...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 11:05 AM
Emily's List announced its endorsement of California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' bid for the U.S. Senate on Thursday -- another nod for her candidacy from the Democratic establishment.
The group, which has a network of donors across the nation, is...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 8:55 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 2:43 PM
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who received the most support among potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in a new poll, has decided not to run in the 2016 contest, said advisor Tim Clark.
“She’s going to sit this out,” Clark...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:46 PM
Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement Tuesday that he would skip the contest for Barbara Boxer's seat in the U.S. Senate leaves an opening for an array of less-known Californians to take on state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the only major candidate so far....
| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:16 PM
A day after announcing that he would not run for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had this to say Wednesday about a possible run for California governor:
"The future is wide open."
Villaraigosa was in...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 11:57 AM
Former California Republican Party chairman Tom Del Beccaro has formed a fundraising committee to explore a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.
“Our country -- and our state -- is in serious need of new leadership,”...