Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro Brings His Presidential Aspirations To CaliforniaIf elected, Castro would be the nation's first Latino president and first whose highest previous office was cabinet secretary since Herbert Hoover.
Local Reps Hill, Rouda Put On Panel Probing Trump's White HouseKatie Hill was one of five Democratic freshmen given a seat on the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee where Democrats launch investigations into the Trump Administration. 
California Democrats Thank Trump For Legislative MajoritiesCalifornia lawmakers begin their new legislative session Monday with crushing Democratic supermajorities in both chambers to go with their sweep of all statewide offices.
Nevada Republicans Whip Up Fears Of California's InfluenceThe Republicans running in Nevada's hotly contested races for governor and U.S. Senate are taking aim at a common target as they try to maintain GOP control of the seats: California.
Former President Obama Stumps For Dems In AnaheimFormer President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House.
California Gas Tax Repeal Effort Could Help GOP CandidatesTop national Republicans and grassroots donors alike have poured money into the campaign to repeal a recent gas tax increase in California with the hopes it will drive turnout in November and help the GOP hold onto U.S. House seats in the heavily Democratic state. But they face an uphill battle against opponents with far more cash, who say the increase is needed to repair the state's crumbling roads.
California Lawmakers Pass Budget Expanding Help For PoorState lawmakers approved a $139 billion budget Thursday that uses California's massive surplus to boost funding for homeless programs, welfare, child care and universities while also socking some money into savings.
GOP's Cox Faces Tough Slog In Race For California GovernorRepublican John Cox thinks high taxes, a high cost of living and a growing housing crisis give him an opening to take on Democrat Gavin Newsom in the fight to be California's next governor. But he faces a tough slog convincing voters that they should cast their lot with a Republican in a state where the party's support has eroded and Democrats routinely win every statewide election.
Hotly Contested Races In Southern California Could Decide Who Controls CongressThe country is looking at California to see what happens with several congressional races.
California, Long A Blue State, Could Get Bluer In PrimaryTuesday's primary election will set the stage for November races for governor, Congress and the Legislature, but it will also test whether California's vanishing Republicans have enough remaining influence to avoid another shutout at the statewide polls.
Independent Voters In California Now Outnumber RepublicansMore than 19 million Californians are registered to vote ahead of the state's Tuesday primary. That's more than three-quarters of the eligible voter population.