| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Democrat Jacqui Irwin has won an Assembly seat in Ventura County, in a race that attracted a surge of independent spending.
Republican Rob McCoy conceded to Irwin late Tuesday, his campaign confirmed Wednesday morning.
They were vying for a post ...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Candidates in the hottest House races in the state are spending millions on their campaigns. But in some cases, groups outside the campaigns are laying out even more, campaign finance reports show.
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) has spent nearly $3.6...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Spending by political parties and other interest groups in some of California's hottest congressional races continued to climb over the last week, in one case even surpassing what the candidates have raised for their campaigns.
The groups are not...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a first-term Democrat facing a tough reelection bid, stood in a Sizzler dining room one recent evening with a rallying cry for her supporters.
"Do not let others define our district for us," she urged members of a local...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Both major political parties and groups of their deep-pocketed supporters are playing big in the handful of fiercely fought congressional races in California this year.
With Republicans widely expected to keep — even add to — their House...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance.
Brown, in his veto message, said that although there may be some circumstances when a warrant is...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
As races for House seats heat up in the closing weeks before the Nov. 4 elections, some big political stars from both major parties are lending their names in California contests.
On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former GOP nominee for...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The head of the campaign arm for congressional Republicans is planning a swing through California next week to help raise money for GOP candidates in eight districts.
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden will host an event...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:11 PM
National Republicans are seizing on a local California Democratic leader’s controversial tweets to try to gain traction in a competitive congressional race straddling Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Every day this week the National Republican...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo), challenging first-term Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), struck a positive note in his first cable TV ad, scheduled to begin running Tuesday night.
The 30-second spot, dubbed "He Knows Us," features his...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
With the fall election season shifting into high gear, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday launched cable-TV ads in two of California's contested House races.
One of the ads is running in a Democratic-leaning Inland Empire...