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.
Why Democrats Are Worried About Tuesday's California PrimariesDemocrats are fielding so many candidates that it could actually lose them winnable House seats. This is a big problem because for Democrats to win back the House in November, they probably need to grab a number of seats in the Golden State, which is home to a number of vulnerable or retiring Republican members of Congress.
Opposition To Immigrant Sanctuary Spreading In CaliforniaMore local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak.
Trump Campaign Releases 'Complicit' Ad Tying Democrats To Murders By Undocumented ImmigrantsPresident Donald Trump's reelection campaign released a hard-right ad accusing Democrats of being "complicit in all murders" committed by undocumented immigrants.