| 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...
| 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...
| 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...