Special Election

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Spending Tops $7M In Nasty East Bay Senate Contest

A special election Tuesday for state Senate is being pitched as a decision about who represents real Democratic values: the state lawmaker and former teacher endorsed by the California Democratic Party, or the Orinda mayor and longtime adviser to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.


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Special Election Set For 35th Senate District Seat

A Feb. 10 special election has been set to fill the state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Sen. Roderick Wright, who was convicted of voter fraud for living outside his district.


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Reality Star Omarosa Manigault Running For LAUSD Board Seat

Omorosa Manigualt, a reality star best known for her appearance on “The Apprentice,” has filed paperwork to run for the LAUSD Board of Education, according to the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office.

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Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Wins Race For State Assembly

A Democrat has won a special election for a vacant L.A.-area legislative seat, bolstering the party’s supermajority in the state Assembly.


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Democrat Matt Dababneh Wins 45th Assembly District Seat

Democrat Matt Dababneh has officially won the 45th Assembly District seat in the western San Fernando Valley, according to a final vote tally released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office.


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Special Elections Expected To Boost Senate Democrats’ Supermajority

Two special primary elections for open state legislative seats in Southern California are expected to bolster Senate Democrats’ supermajority while creating another vacancy in the Assembly.


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Special Election To Replace San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Will Cost Taxpayers About $6M

San Diego voters will head to the polls Nov. 19 for a special election to see who will replace embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

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Fed Crackdown On Pot Shops Extends To LA

Nearly a year after U.S. attorneys in California pledged to crack down on medical marijuana, federal prosecutors filed three lawsuits Tuesday against properties in Los Angeles that house pot shops and sent 68 letters warning other sites to close or face possible charges.

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Special Election May Be Required To Settle Condom Debate

Should adult film performers be required to use condoms? Residents of the City of Los Angeles may be forced to spend millions of dollars on a special election to answer the question once and for all.


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Janice Hahn Takes Early Lead In Special Congressional Election

A special congressional election Tuesday in California gave Republicans a surprising opening to seize a House seat in a Democratic stronghold and send a powerful message nationally going into 2012.


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Jerry Brown Pushes For Special Election On Budget

California Gov. Jerry Brown is speaking to young cadets at an Orange County military base as he swings through Southern California with hopes of selling the public on a special election Republicans in the legislature have so far rejected.



Senate GOP Leaders Release Wish List For Calif. Budget

After months of talks but no real progress, negotiations over solving California’s budget deficit appear to be stalled after Republican lawmakers released a list of 53 policy changes and budget reforms.



Brown Losing Support For Vote On Tax Hike Extension

A new poll shows the public appetite for any more special elections has waned since the most recent election cycle.

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LA County Voters Reelect Deceased Senator

Voters in Los Angeles County have re-elected a state senator who died last month, setting up a special election to fill the vacant seat.