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Julián Castro Visits Fresno Looking to Raise Presidential Profile

Fresno is not a completely unfamiliar place to Democratic presidential contender Julián Castro. He has been here before. In 2014, Castro — then the mayor of San Antonio — stopped by the offices of SEIU Local 1000. The union represents state employees and is one of the largest in the...

Is Nunes Now a Backbencher? Or Will We See Even More of Him?

For the first time in eight years, Devin Nunes will be in the Washington minority. That means he is losing his position as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. His stewardship of the committee combined with the emergence of President Donald Trump made Nunes one of the...

Get the Checkbooks Ready. 2020 Fresno Political Fundraising Starts Now

There will be no more calendar watching for Fresno political hopefuls. The days of waiting for the opening of the campaign fundraising season are over. That is because of a new interpretation by the city attorney of a 25-year old city law that limited when candidates could raise money. Now,...