| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) declared victory Wednesday after the Associated Press named her the winner of one of the closest congressional races in the nation.
The latest vote count update showed her running about 2,400 votes ahead of...
| 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
| 7:10 PM
President Obama made a surprise stop Thursday at the Venice campaign headquarters for state Sen. Ted Lieu, who is running for Congress.
Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance who is favored to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in the Nov....
| 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 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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:30 PM
When Rep. Julia Brownley aired the first television ad of her fall reelection campaign, she aimed the 30-second spot directly at women.
"I believe we are strongest when women are in charge of their own decisions," the Westlake Village Democrat says in...
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Campaign contributions are flowing briskly to candidates in some of California's hottest congressional races, including two of the most vocal proponents of getting money out of politics.
Incumbents in races in the Sacramento area, Central Valley, Bay...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:05 PM
At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss.
Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:32 AM
It will be months before the campaign arms of the major parties will decide which races to spend heavily on in their efforts to pick up House seats this fall. But both the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and its GOP counterpart, the National...