Archive for November 26th, 2010

The PE: Lots of Inland scenarios as redistricting panel begins work

10:00 PM PST on Thursday, November 25, 2010

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Heading into the holidays a decade ago, California politicians could look forward to a new year that included a legislative or congressional district crafted just for them or their party.

Out of roughly 780 contests since then, there have been only eight upsets of the partisan order established by politicians’ 2001 remap of district lines.

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10:00 PM PST on Thursday, November 25, 2010

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

A majority of Riverside County supervisors favor opening the recruitment for a new registrar of voters to applicants from outside the county with the hope of attracting an experienced candidate.

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School board president joins Childs and Swanson
November 25, 2010 3:40 PM
Beau Yarbrough

On Election Night, it became clear that only one Hesperia Unified incumbent seeking reelection would make it back into office. When voters went to bed that night, it looked as though it would be Lee Rogers, who had just edged out board president Hardy Black. But in the morning, the situation had reversed, and in the weeks since, Black’s small lead has grown ever larger.

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Kamala Harris

San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, November 26, 2010

From a political standpoint, Kamala Harris’ upset victory over Steve Cooley for state attorney general was remarkable. He was the district attorney from Los Angeles, which allowed him to start the campaign with a deeper support base and the opportunity to chide the San Francisco district attorney as a caricature of the leftist city she served.

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By Steven Harmon
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 11/25/2010 09:30:54 PM PST
Updated: 11/25/2010 09:30:55 PM PST

SACRAMENTO — Republicans could be on the verge of sinking into political oblivion in California, especially if they continue to take hard-line positions on illegal immigration, experts say.

Elections across the state this month left Republicans shut out of all statewide offices. Republicans also failed to gain any new congressional seats and lost one in the Assembly.

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SacBee: California Latinos await action from Jerry Brown

By Susan Ferriss
sferriss@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

The bill has already been approved – and vetoed – four times.

But California’s Latino Legislative Caucus expects it to become law next year when Gov.-elect Jerry Brown takes office.

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Emmerson

Published: Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

At least one lawmaker who attended Maui confab did it out of his own pocket – $4,000 worth

What’s it worth to fly to Maui to join legislative colleagues and Capitol interests in a weeklong conference mixing business with tropical pleasure?

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