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  • Why don't more women run for office?

    Why don't more women run for office?
    No congressional seat is owned lock and stock by a family, particularly given public antipathy to those who hold office. But it was tempting to think that might be the case for the Capps family of Santa Barbara. Walter Capps, a UC Santa Barbara religion...
  • Laura Capps won't seek mother's seat in California

    WASHINGTON Laura Capps announced Monday she will not seek the California seat being vacated by her mother, Democratic Rep. Lois Capps. The younger Capps, a Democratic political operative and nonprofit consultant, had long been viewed as a potential...
  • Candidates look to make family legacies in Congress

    WASHINGTON When nine-term Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of California announced her retirement, all eyes turned to a potential successor: her daughter. A Democratic operative who has never run for office, Laura Burton Capps has long been seen as a...
  • Elder House members aren't the only ones to retire

    WASHINGTON The usual way to identify potential House retirements is to pick out the oldest members of each caucus. But that strategy misses an entire crop of potential exits, since the most senior members aren't the only ones to call it quits. When 88-...
  • Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara announces she will retire in 2016

    Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara announces she will retire in 2016
    Rep. Lois Capps, a former nurse known for a kind demeanor in a Congress where that quality is often lacking, announced Wednesday that she would retire when her term expires next year. The Santa Barbara Democrat was elected to Congress in a 1998 special...
  • Democratic Rep. Capps of Calif. announces plans to retire

    Democratic Rep. Lois Capps, in her 10th term representing a congressional district along California's Central Coast, said Wednesday that she will not run for re-election. In a statement, Capps said it was time for her to return to her home and her...
  • Democrat Lois Capps will retire from Congress after 2016

    WASHINGTON Veteran Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., on Wednesday announced her retirement from Congress at the end of 2016, signaling the end of an unexpected political career and opening up a potentially competitive race along California's Central Coast. In a...
  • A voting-rights pioneer, Cuban dissidents among State of Union guests

    A voting-rights pioneer, Cuban dissidents among State of Union guests
    A mom who is an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally will be the guest of a California congressman at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech. An Alabama lawmaker invited a 103-year-old voting-rights pioneer, who is portrayed in the movie "Selma,"...
  • Chumash have political backer in fight with Santa Barbara County

    Chumash have political backer in fight with Santa Barbara County
    Considering how much money may be at stake, it was inevitable that the increasingly nasty fight between a Santa Barbara Indian tribe and its neighbors over a big parcel of undeveloped land would attract outside interest. Enter Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-...
  • Obama signs order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors

    President Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and prohibiting discrimination against federal workers who identify as transgender. “In too many states and in too many...
  • Republican Leads Contenders in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    In race that has drawn heavy interest from the entertainment industry, Republican Elan Carr led a long list of candidates seeking to advance to November's general election and succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles). The district, which...