Election 2018

Candidates Spend Big in California Lieutenant Governor Race

By SOPHIA BOLLAG Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom once joked his job doesn't involve much governing, but that's not stopping candidates from shelling out millions of dollars to replace him. About $10 million has been spent o...
Lee Brand w Fresno Seal

Will Brand Be Kingmaker in Council Races?

Mayor Lee Brand is taking an active role in the Fresno City Council races. Tate Hill is the latest candidate to receive the mayor's blessing. Brand sent a fundraising email Thursday on Hill’s behalf, asking ...
Picture of a ledger on a desk. The ledger is titled "California Taxes."

The Best Story You’ll Ever Read on California Taxes

Politicians, special interest groups and taxpayer advocates make all kinds of claims about California taxes. As voters gear up for the June 5 primary, they deserve to know the facts about California's tax burden — and where those public dollars are spent. ...

Villaraigosa Makes His Case to Valley Voters

Gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa likes to visit the Central Valley — again, again and again, as he says. This past week, the former Los Angeles mayor made two stops to Fresno and the surrounding ...

GOP Voters, Who Do You Like: Cox or Allen?

Who will be No. 2? While Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is the strong front-runner for governor in the June 5 primary, based on numerous polls, the race for who will finish second is wide open. The top two finishers, regardless of political party, face each o...
Portrait of San Diego businessman John Cox, a candidate for California governor

Straight Talk From Cox on Professor’s Tweets

San Diego businessman John Cox, a Republican, is second in the most recently released gubernatorial poll behind Democrat Gavin Newsom. Whoever wins the race in November will have a big say in how the 23-camp...
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