Election 2018

Politics 101: Five Fresno Area Races to Watch

It’s a new year and the primary election is five months away: June 5. Here are five local races to keep a close eye on. School districts are not included, as voters do not choose candidates during the primary (that is saved for the November general election.) ...

Villaraigosa Defends Farmers, Gas Tax in Fresno Stop

Antonio Villaraigosa is serious about courting the Central Valley. The former Los Angeles mayor made yet another Fresno visit, speaking at a Maddy Institute luncheon about his run for governor. Villaraigosa is attempting to distance himself from other top D...
Rob Poythress portrait

Rob Poythress Banks on Experience in State Race

Rob Poythress says Sacramento has ignored the needs of the Central Valley for too long. The Madera businessman and farmer is one of several candidates running for the state Senate District 12 seat occupied b...

Who’s Behind Radio Ad Attacking Arambula?

A new series of radio ads (airing on KMJ) targets Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) over his vote for Senate Bill 1, the gas tax. Produced by Stutzman Public Affairs of Sacramento, the ad criticizes Arambula’s vote. “Voting to raise gas taxes on Fresn...
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