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  • Sandra Fluke trying to ride spotlight into state Senate

    It is rare for state legislative candidates to get national media attention, but there was West Hollywood attorney Sandra Fluke on MSNBC the other day, talking about the challenges of being a woman running for the California Senate. It was one of...
  • John Duran is courted by former rivals Bobby Shriver, Sheila Kuehl

    John Duran is courted by former rivals Bobby Shriver, Sheila Kuehl
    A day after L.A. County Board of Supervisors candidate John Duran finished third in the June 3 primary, first-place finisher Sheila Kuehl sent him a dozen white roses. A few days later, Bobby Shriver, who finished second, took him out for drinks. As...
  • Ex-WGA President Patric Verrone Outpaced in State Senate Race

    Patric Verrone's three-month campaign for a California State Senate seat has come to an end after gaining meager support among voters in West Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica. With 18% of ballots counted in Tuesday's primary, the TV writer...
  • Democrats Allen and Fluke in runoff for 26th Senate District

    Democrats Allen and Fluke in runoff for 26th Senate District
    Democrats Ben Allen and Sandra Fluke will face off in the November general election as the top two-vote getters among eight candidates in Tuesday’s primary election for the 26th District state Senate seat in Los Angeles County. The seat is open...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid

    Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has built a war chest of $19.7 million to fund his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, easily eclipsing the money raised by his challengers, according to new campaign reports filed with the state. Brown has raised...
  • Campaign cash pours into 26th Senate District race

    SACRAMENTO -- The contest for the 26th Senate District seat has drawn a flood of money to candidates seeking to fill the seat being vacated by state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is running for Congress. Candidates were required to disclose...
  • Butler, Howorth enter contest for Ted Lieu Senate seat

    Butler, Howorth enter contest for Ted Lieu Senate seat
    SACRAMENTO -- The field of candidates competing for the coastal Senate district seat being vacated by Ted Lieu grew Wednesday with former Assemblywoman Betsy Butler and Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth, both Democrats, announcing their candidacies....
  • Howorth leads fundraising in California Senate District 26 race

    Howorth leads fundraising in California Senate District 26 race
    A crowded contest for a coastal Senate district in Southern California is shaping up as one of the most expensive legislative races in the state this year, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday. Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth is the...
  • Race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman likely to be crowded

    Race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman likely to be crowded
    Rep. Henry Waxman's sudden announcement Thursday that he would retire after 20 terms set off wild guesswork among political power brokers in California about who would run to replace him. “Waxmania!” declared Democratic consultant Sean...
  • Sultan of Brunei's Beverly Hills Hotel boycotted over rights issues

    Sultan of Brunei's Beverly Hills Hotel boycotted over rights issues
    Looming penalties for homosexuality, adultery and other sharia-law crimes in the oil-rich nation of Brunei sparked a protest Monday in front of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel and are expected to draw formal condemnation from the City Council. The...
  • Lessons for California in Tuesday's vote

    Lessons for California in Tuesday's vote
    Ah, the smart money. It said Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich might walk away with a win in the district attorney's race Tuesday, even without a November runoff. Turns out the smart money was just big money and not all that smart after all....