| May 17, 2015
| 8:07 AM
Three decades after Republicans dared Jay Rockefeller to "spend it all" in a campaign for governor, billionaire businessman Jim Justice will help bankroll his own Democratic run for the state's top executive job.
In the 1980 election, Republican Arch...
| May 4, 2015
| 7:20 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. Carly Fiorina is as close as it gets to a Silicon Valley candidate for president. So why did the former Hewlett-Packard CEO move 2,400 miles across the country to leave her California story behind?
It's a question Fiorina, who officially...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Over the nearly three decade history of the SV150, the San Jose Mercury News' annual report card on the Silicon Valley tech industry, no single company has better reflected the trends buffeting the other companies on the list than Hewlett-Packard.
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) already has my vote for president. If he runs, he would be the only candidate that truly cares about the middle class and the poor. America can't survive another Clinton or Bush in the White House. ("A Bernie...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Katherine Martinez is a Democrat from San Andreas, fiercely supportive of her state's — and party's — governor.
"I have definitely followed him and definitely voted for him," she said of Jerry Brown, and she has pushed back on anyone who had...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 2:31 PM
In the two weeks since he launched his 2018 gubernatorial bid, Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has raised nearly $727,000 for the contest, according to a financial disclosure statement filed with the California secretary of state’s office....
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:19 PM
With the election nearly three months behind them, top aides to Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, let down their guard Saturday at a postmortem organized by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.
In a candid...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:00 PM
Republican Neel Kashkari spent more than $7 million on his unsuccessful campaign last year to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who spent less than $6 million on his run for reelection, financial reports show.
Kashkari’s latest spending report,...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:26 AM
Veteran GOP strategist Rob Stutzman says he plans to launch an anti-Tom Steyer effort if the billionaire environmental activist runs for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.
“I intend to lead a bipartisan effort to educate...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 1:30 PM
President Obama's proposal unveiled Thursday to provide free community college education to all "responsible" students is garnering immense attention. That's as it should be, although the details still need to be fleshed out and individual states will...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The view in California can be hard to decipher, blurred by nonchalance or smog or the blinding insistence of the sun. But not when it comes to immigration. There, all is sharp and distinct, politically speaking, as if before and after had been etched into...