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The Sacramento Bee: Loretta Sanchez gets her first big Republican endorsement

Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez left. California Attorney General Kamala Harris right.

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
June 22, 2016 – 2:20 PM

  • Ex-Los Angeles mayor calls her an ‘independent thinker’
  • Sanchez: ‘I will work with leaders across the aisle’
  • Harris has strong support from Democrats and leads in poll

Democrat Loretta Sanchez’s gambit to attract dissident Republicans to her U.S. Senate campaign received a shot of encouragement Wednesday with the endorsement of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.

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Los Angeles Times: Democrats back pot legalization, repeal of death penalty

Medical Marijuana

Phil Willon
June 19, 2016 – 2:05 P.M.

The California Democratic Party on Sunday stayed true to its left-leaning political ideals, voting to support ballot initiatives to legalize pot and repeal the death penalty.

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The Sun: Highland, Yucaipa set for by-district council elections in November

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By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 06/18/16 – 6:04 PM PDT |

It’s official. The cities of Highland and Yucaipa will hold district-based elections in November.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
June 18, 2016 – 2:00 PM

  • Harris vs. Sanchez will be first statewide top-two test
  • What happens will set template for future contests
  • Sanchez hopes Republicans, independents help her

California has had its brief moment of semi-relevance in this year’s wild and woolly presidential contest and Hillary Clinton can now safely count on its 55 electoral votes.

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Death Penalty

By Don Thompson, Associated Press
Jun. 18, 2016 – 12:24 AM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will be asked to do away with the nation’s largest death row after the secretary of state’s office said the repeal measure qualified for the November ballot on Friday.

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Bob Huff

Bob Huff, candidate running for the 5th District LA County Supervisors seat.

By Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 06/14/16 – 7:45 PM PDT |

A week after California’s primary election, the race for Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s seat continued to be too close to call Tuesday, with more votes still to be counted.

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InlandPolitics: Robert Lovingood vote total shrinks again

Robert Lovingood

First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood now faces a battle for reelection to a second term.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Things don’t look so hot for County Supervisor Robert Lovingood after updated election results were released Monday evening.

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Tim Donnelly

8th Congressional District candidate Tim Donnelly. (James Quigg, Daily Press)

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer
Posted: Jun. 13, 2016 at 5:39 PM
Updated: Jun 13, 2016 at 5:40 PM

  • Former Assemblyman behind 847 votes to Ramirez as of Monday

Former Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly carved ever so slightly into Democrat Dr. Rita Ramirez’ second-place edge Monday in the 8th Congressional District race, but the window to catch up continued to tighten.

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InlandPolitics: 1st District Election: Let the games begin!

Fred Aguiar

Former Fourth District Supervisor Fred Aguiar is reportedly trying to raise money to oppose his bosses challenger.

Sunday, June 12, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.

It didn’t take long for the chess match to start in the runoff election for San Bernardino County First District Supervisor.

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Politico: Furious GOP donors stew over Trump

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, stands for a photograph after a Bloomberg Television interview at his campaign headquarters in Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. According to Trump, Janet Yellen's decision to delay hiking interest rates is motivated by politics. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images *** Local Capton *** Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s fundraisers, who acknowledge the challenge they face, are also taking steps to expand their candidate’s limited donor network.

By Alex Isenstadt
06/11/16 – 03:01 PM EDT

  • At an exclusive Park City retreat, some of the Republican Party’s top financiers lashed out at their nominee.

PARK CITY, Utah — Donald Trump is trying to win over a skeptical Republican donor class, but they’ve closed their wallets — and they’re angry.

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InlandPolitics: A few Presidential Election observations

Election 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

The Ringling Brothers Circus, I mean presidential race, is in full swing before each major party’s nominating conventions even take place.

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Daily Press: Experts: Lovingood may have early edge, but Valles has opportunity

Angela Valles

Angela Valles speaks at a candidate forum earlier this year. (File Photo: James Quigg, Daily Press)
1ST DISTRICT SUPERVISOR

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer
Posted Jun. 8, 2016 at 5:56 PM
Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Anticipation of the November face-off between Robert Lovingood and Angela Valles officially started Wednesday, even though Valles, a former Victorville City Councilwoman, would likely argue it had been growing since February, planted when she announced her candidacy.

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Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez left. California Attorney General Kamala Harris right.

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
June 8, 2016 – 5:51 PM

  • Harris more than doubled Sanchez’s vote percentage
  • Sanchez will have to increase fundraising clip to compete
  • Republican donors are considering financial support

State Attorney General Kamala Harris carried at least 50 of 58 California counties in the U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, collecting twice the percentage of votes that went to fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez.

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InlandPolitics: Lovingood to face Valles in November runoff

Angela Valles

Former Victorville City Councilwoman Angela Valles will challenge San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood in a runoff election this November.

June 7, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.

We said it was a possible election outcome that could indeed happen, and it did.

Former Victorville City Councilwoman Angela Valles will face San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood in November.

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Campaigns

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – 10:45 a.m.

It’s semi-official.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be the cage match of the modern political era this November.

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Kevin Jeffries

Riverside County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries has won another term.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – 09:30 a.m.

Riverside County First District Supervisor Kevin Jeffries easily won reelection Tuesday night.

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The city’s next mayor will serve a four-year term an earn an annual salary of $82,764

By Alicia Robinson – Staff Writer
Published: June 6, 2016
Updated: June 8, 2016 7:31 a.m.

UPDATE (7:26 a.m.): Vote count updated.

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey won re-election Tuesday evening, defeating Councilman Paul Davis and five others for a second term, based unofficial election returns.

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The Sun: Recall of San Bernardino councilman called off

Fred Shorett

Fred Shorett

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 06/06/16 – 7:54 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The recall campaign against Councilman Fred Shorett is over with none of the required signatures delivered by Friday’s deadline.

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The Sacramento Bee: Citizens United critics soaked in hypocrisy

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
June 4, 2016 – 4:00 PM

  • Pending bill aimed at overturning Supreme Court ruling
  • However, it denounces practice that California allows
  • Politicians rail against campaign money, but take it

State legislators – more precisely, Democratic legislators – worked themselves into a lather last month over what one called “the pernicious and pervasive role of money in politics.”

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InlandPolitics: Primary election outcomes into focus

United States presidential election, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 03:30 p.m.

Well the much talked about California Primary Election is before us.

Then things will get dull until the presidential nominating conventions. One can expect more policy speeches and sniping between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Posted by Katy Grimes
June 01, 2016 – 06:43 am

A legal tale of drama rivaling the magnitude of the infamous 2006 Duke Lacrosse rape case, has been dragging on in California courts for more than seven years. But the case could now be tossed out, on charges that prosecutors with the State Attorney General’s office destroyed the evidence they had been withholding from an indicting Grand Jury.

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Melanie Mason
June 3, 2016

Two standbys of Hillary Clinton’s stump speech — riffs on guns and national security — assumed added resonance in San Bernardino, the city that was shaken by a terrorist attack six months ago.

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The Sun: Hillary Clinton to visit Cal State San Bernardino on Friday

Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives an address on national security on Thursday in San Diego. (AP Photo/John Locher)

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/02/16 – 6:07 PM PDT |

Hillary Clinton will be on campus at Cal State San Bernardino this evening to spend some time with San Bernardino-area residents.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
June 2, 2016 – 5:35 PM

  • Early hopes of California impact on GOP race faded
  • But then Democratic duel became too close to call
  • Were Clinton to lose here, it would be a major blow

A month ago, it seemed that California’s voters might play an unaccustomed role in choosing a Republican presidential candidate.

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InlandPolitics: District Attorney pulls records from High Desert agencies

Investigation

Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 09:00 p.m.

InlandPolitics.com has learned that the Public Integrity Unit of the San Bernardino County District Attorney has requested records from at least three High-Desert public agencies.

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Money

Phil Willon and Maloy Moore
June 1, 2016

The top two Democrats in California’s U.S. Senate race have raised more than a combined $12 million for their campaigns, but many of the state’s most generous and loyal campaign donors have yet to crack open their wallets.

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Attorney General Kamala Harris is in favor of renewing the ban on assault rifles. She addresses a crowd of about 120 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Laguna Beach. Harris and Loretta Sanchez are campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harris.0129.cy 01/28/16– CINDY YAMANAKA, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Attorney General Kamala Harris hugs supporters as she makes a campaign stop in Loretta Sanchez's backyard at the Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship in Laguna Beach.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is talking a lot these days in her bid to become a U.S. senator, but one subject she’s not mentioning is her complex role in Orange County’s highest-profile criminal case – the penalty phase in the trial of confessed mass murderer Scott Dekraai. (Cindy Yamanaka – File)

By Tony Saavedra / Staff Writer
June 1, 2016 – Updated 10:10 p.m.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is talking a lot these days in her bid to become a U.S. senator, but one subject she’s not mentioning is her complex role in Orange County’s highest-profile criminal case – the penalty phase in the trial of confessed mass murderer Scott Dekraai.

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The Orange County Register: Rackauckas, Spitzer feud heats up over robocall

Todd Spitzer+Tony Rackauckas

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas held a press conference inside where he accused Supervisor Todd Spitzer of impersonating an OCDA assistant district attorney. Rackauckas said Spitzer failed to identify himself as a ‘former’ assistant district attorney in an automated call supporting Measure A that went out to voters last week. (Jeff Gritchen / Staff Photographer)

By Sean Emery / Staff Writer
May 31, 2016 – Updated 11:03 p.m.

SANTA ANA – A dispute over a robocall urging voters to support a local ethics commission had Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and an Orange County supervisor on Tuesday accusing each other of wrongdoing.

The insults continued a yearslong feud between the two.

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InlandPolitics: The Bill Kristol conservative tantrum

Bill Kristol

Newly-minted Whack-job Bill Kristol, publisher of The Weekly Standard, is one of the last remaining republicans still unhinged over the pending nomination of Donald Trump.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – 11:00 p.m.

Hats off to the all-knowing Bill Kristol.

The dead-wood neoconservative is in the midst of a full-blown tantrum over Republican Front-runner Donald Trump’s impending nomination.

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Daily Bulletin: Hillary Clinton campaign office opens in Colton

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By Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 05/29/16 – 6:41 PM PDT |

COLTON >> One of the few California Democrats in Congress who didn’t endorse Hillary Clinton for president earlier this year, Rep. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, threw her support behind the former secretary of state Sunday as she helped open the Inland Empire’s first campaign office.

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LA County BOS-5 Candidates

Candidates for LA County Supervisor, from top left, Kathryn Barger, Elan Carr, Mitchell Englander, Bob Huff, Raj Kahlon, Billy Malone, Ara Najarian and Darrell Park.

By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 05/27/16 – 6:18 PM PDT |

Political observers are hedging their bets in the high-stakes race to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who is being forced out of his 36-year post due to term limits.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump continues march to the Presidency

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, stands for a photograph after a Bloomberg Television interview at his campaign headquarters in Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. According to Trump, Janet Yellen's decision to delay hiking interest rates is motivated by politics. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images *** Local Capton *** Donald Trump

Friday, May 27, 2016 – 08:00 a.m.

Billionaire GOP Presumptive Nominee Donald Trump is storming his way to the nominating convention.

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Randon Lane

Published: May 26, 2016 – 12:09 p.m.

The Riverside Sheriffs’ Association has not endorsed anyone in the race for the Third District seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. But it’s pretty clear who they don’t like.

To read article by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Bloomberg: Clinton E-Mail Use Violated Rules, Inspector General Finds

Hillary Clinton

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Ben Brody
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Published: May 25, 2016 — 7:51 AM PDT
Updated:   May 25, 2016 — 9:39 AM PDT

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail system while she was secretary of state violated State Department rules, the agency’s inspector general concluded in a report that will hand Republicans an additional line of attack as the general election campaign gets under way.

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Daily Bulletin: Bernie Sanders visits San Bernardino

Campaigns

By Alicia Robinson, The Press-Enterprise,
Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
and Stephen Wall, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 05/24/16 – 3:33 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his campaign of unity and diversity to a crowd of more than 5,200 supporters Tuesday at the National Orange Show Events Center.

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The Sacramento Bee: Clinton campaign declines invitation to California debate

Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members at the union’s 2016 International Convention, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio – AP Photo)

National Politics
By Will Lester – Associated Press
May 23, 2016 5:29 PM

  • Sanders ‘Disturbed’ Clinton Won’t Debate

WASHINGTON —

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state’s June 7 primary.

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Daily Bulletin: Election 2016: Bill Clinton on campaign trail in Pomona

Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton spoke in support of his wife, Hillary, Saturday before approximately 300 people at Ganesha High School in Pomona. The rally was briefly interrupted by a group of protesters. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/21/16 – 8:48 PM PDT |

POMONA >> The 42nd President of the United States was on the campaign trail Saturday, hoping to help his wife become the 45th.

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Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves as he walks onto the stage during a rally May 17 in Carson. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 05/21/16 – 6:57 PM PDT |

The Inland Empire will be the center of the political universe Tuesday with Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both holding separate public rallies.

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InlandPolitics: Lovingood’s Pension Fairy Tale Continues

Robert Lovingood

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood has developed a new penchant for deceiving voters.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 01:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, May 23, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

Hats off to San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood for doubling-down on his fantasy pension crack down spin.

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton will visit the UC Riverside campus on Tuesday, May 24, according to her official campaign website.

Published: May 20, 2016
Updated:   May 21, 2016 12:05 p.m.

UPDATE (Saturday, May 21): Members of the public can now RSVP for the event.

The Inland Empire is getting its first visit from a 2016 presidential candidate and members of the public will have a chance to attend.

Hillary Clinton will visit the UC Riverside campus on Tuesday, May 24, according to a campaign press release Saturday, May 21. The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination will attend “an organizing event” at the Johnson Family Practice Center, the release read.

To read article by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Ballot Measures

John Myers
May 20, 2016 – 10:56 A.M.

Gov. Jerry Brown, still awaiting word on the legality of his plan to revamp the state’s parole laws, nonetheless submitted petition signatures on Friday to earn the measure a spot on the Nov. 8 ballot.

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Death Chamber

By Bob Egelko
May 19, 2016 Updated: May 19, 2016 5:38pm

Death-penalty supporters submitted signatures on a ballot measure Thursday aimed at speeding up executions in California, setting the stage for voters to decide in November whether to retain and overhaul the state’s death penalty or abolish it.

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Capitol Alert
By Taryn Luna
tluna@sacbee.com
May 19, 2016 – 11:59 AM

  • The former legislator admitted his part in a campaign finance scheme
  • The Fair Political Practices Commission lowered Strickland’s fine to $40,000
  • Strickland currently serves as the California chairman of the Committee for American Sovereignty, a new pro-Trump super PAC

Former Republican lawmaker Tony Strickland will pay a $40,000 fine under a settlement with campaign finance regulators approved Thursday, with the former lawmaker admitting that he arranged for supporters to bypass voter-approved contribution limits during his 2010 race for state controller.

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Sad Emoticon

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
May 19, 2016 – 4:00 PM

  • Organizer of anti-Trump effort in California laments Trump’s success
  • Of “Stop Trump” movement, Rob Stutzman says, “It’s not really ‘stop’ anymore. It’s just ‘never.’”
  • California votes on June 7

On a panel next to emissaries from the Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns on Thursday sat Rob Stutzman, the Republican political consultant who had been organizing a “Stop Trump” movement in California.

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InlandPolitics: Lovingood’s Pension Fantasy Land Tale

Dunce

Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood is living in a fantasy land.

That’s at least when it comes to the county’s pension fund.

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Los Angeles County BOS-5 Debate

Candidates for the Los Angeles County 5th Supervisorial District seat prepare to debate at the Community Church in Pasadena in April. From left are Kathryn Barger, Elan Carr, Mitchell Englander, Bob Huff, Ara Najarian and Darrell Park. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Abby Sewell
MAy 16, 2016

Unions representing Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and firefighters have pumped at least $800,000 into an independent expenditure committee supporting Kathryn Barger, chief of staff to county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, in her bid to replace him.

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Tim Donnelly

Former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly goes over strategy of campaigning door to door on April 23. Donnelly is now running for Congress. (Photo by Sarah Alvarado)

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 05/15/16 – 7:34 PM PDT |

HESPERIA >> On a recent Saturday morning, former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly rallied the troops — in this case, seven volunteers — just off the 15 Freeway.

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Campaigns

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/15/16 – 11:45 AM PDT |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> In a three-car garage, about a dozen people drank wine and ate cheese and crackers — and waited.

Finally, a smiling Paul Chabot hurried up, yard signs advertising his congressional campaign tucked under one arm. His wife, and three of his four children (the fourth was at gymnastics practice) had arrived a few minutes before. They munched on snacks while they watched their father, who’s been running for the 31st Congressional District seat much of their lives, addressed the dozen or so residents gathered there, many of whom had worked to help defeat a proposed citywide tax in 2015.

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Vote

John Myers
May 15, 2016

California voters this fall will likely wade through the longest list of state propositions since Bill Clinton was president, a sizable batch of proposed laws that is likely to spark a record amount of campaign spending.

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Hillary Clinton

The former secretary of state visits key states in her quest to become the Democratic nominee for president.

By Anne Gearan and Dan Balz
May 15, 2016 at 7:41 PM

Hillary Clinton’s declining personal image, ongoing battle to break free of the challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders and struggle to adapt to an anti-establishment mood among voters this year have become caution signs for her campaign and the focus of new efforts to fortify her position as she prepares for a bruising general election.

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Politico: State GOP leaders crush ‘Never Trump’ rebellions

Donald Trump

Across the country, state party leaders are pushing activists to get in line.

Party leaders this weekend encouraged, coaxed and even browbeat their rank-and-file into a message of unity behind Donald Trump. | AP Photo

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By Kyle Cheney
05/14/16 – 10:56 PM EDT

Republican activists chose party unity over “never Trump” resistance Saturday, with party leaders in one state after another pressuring their members fall in line behind the presumptive nominee — and even punishing those who refused.

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Kamala Harris

At this past week’s Senate debate, Kamala Harris said of the utilities commission, “We are concerned about what’s going on there, that’s why there’s an active criminal investigation. And the bottom line is this: We are going to go where the facts lead us.” — (Hayne Palmour IV)

By Jeff McDonald |
May 14, 2016 – 8 a.m.

  • Reports of missed deadlines are ‘absolutely incorrect,’ Harris says

Eighteen months ago, when the Attorney General’s Office served a search warrant on the California Public Utilities Commission headquarters in San Francisco, agents carted away computers, files and other materials by the armful.

It was more than a raid. It was a dramatic message to utility regulators: Attorney General Kamala Harris was serious about investigating government corruption.

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Mike Hestrin

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin.

Published: May 13, 2016 – 4:01 p.m.

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said Friday, May 13 that he has returned all campaign contributions from a donor whose chain of auto repair businesses was fined six figures after state officials said customers paid for faulty and unneeded work.

To read article by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Kevin Jeffries

Incumbent Kevin Jeffries faces Britt Holmstrom and Debbie Walsh for the First District seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

Published: May 13, 2016
Updated: May 14, 2016 8:45 a.m.

It’s not uncommon for Riverside County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries to be on the losing end of a 4-1 vote.

But the former Republican state assemblyman hopes to be on the winning end of the June 7 primary and retain his First District seat on the Board of Supervisors. His opponents are two Mead Valley women, activist Britt Holmstrom and Debbie Walsh, who served as an aide to Jeffries’ predecessor.

To read article by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez left. California Attorney General Kamala Harris right.

By Joe Garofoli
May 13, 2016
Updated: May 13, 2016 – 2:57pm

California’s U.S. Senate race has been overshadowed by the high-profile presidential campaign but that might change a bit Friday when Democrats Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez launched TV commercials.

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The Sun: Donald Trump looks to cash in with California fundraisers

Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

By David Montero, San Bernardino County Sun
Posted: 05/12/16 – 9:47 PM PDT |

California is about to take on the role of general election ATM for Donald Trump.

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taxifornia

John Myers
May 11, 2016 – 2:07 P.M.

When Gov. Jerry Brown asked California voters to raise taxes in 2012 , he made clear that it was temporary, revenues needed to balance the books for only a few years.

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Cheryl Brown

Published: May 9, 2016
Updated:   May 11, 2016 – 6:45 a.m.

Critics of San Bernardino Democrat Cheryl Brown have a new nickname for the Inland assemblywoman – “Chevron Cheryl.”

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U.S. Senate Debate - 051016

Phil Willon, John Myers
May 10, 2016

U.S. Senate hopeful Kamala Harris found herself under attack Tuesday night during a fiery debate where she was accused of putting her political ambitions ahead of serving Californians as state Attorney General and pressed about why she hasn’t investigated police shootings.

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The Associated Press: Some big-name California Republicans among Trump delegates

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By Michael R. Blood
Associated Press
May 10, 2016 – 12:26 AM EDT

Mitt Romney, John McCain and other prominent Republicans have distanced themselves from Donald Trump, but the billionaire businessman’s list of delegates from California released Monday includes Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the second-ranking Republican in the U.S. House.

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Patrick McGreevy
May 9, 2016 – 2:01 P.M.

California enforcement officials are proposing $80,000 in ethics fines against former state Sen. Tony Strickland (R-Camarillo).

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David Brock

David Brock, once a prominent part of what Hillary Clinton described as a “vast right-wing conspiracy” to undermine her husband’s presidency, is now a driving force in the effort to get her elected to the White House.

By Evan Halper
May 10, 2016

When the Internet’s legions of Hillary hecklers steal away to chat rooms and Facebook pages to vent grievances about Clinton, express revulsion toward Clinton and launch attacks on Clinton, they now may find themselves in a surprising place – confronted by a multimillion dollar super PAC working with Clinton.

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IE Business Daily: Republican Elite Losing Their Collective Minds

IE Business Daily

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Well, ladies and gentlemen, Republican Primary voters have spoken. Barring some disastrous, last-minute attempt to steal the Republican nomination at the convention, Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for President.

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Southern California News Group: Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Senate: Endorsement

Loretta Sanchez

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) shares remarks at Girl Scouts At 100: The Launch of ToGetHerThere at Capitol Hill Cannon House Office Bldg, Caucus Room on Feb. 1, 2012, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Girl Scouts of America)

By The Southern California News Group, San Bernardino County Sun
Posted: 05/06/16 – 4:50 PM PDT |

California in November will elect a new U.S. senator for the first time in 24 years. To replace four-term Sen. Barbara Boxer, who decided not to seek re-election, we endorse Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Orange, because she has demonstrated incredible judgment on the most crucial issues of our generation, taking tough stands in the face of tremendous opposition.

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Fox & Hounds

By Sherry Bebitch Jeffe & Doug Jeffe
Friday, May 6th, 2016

As they say about opera, “it ain’t over until the fat lady sings.”

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InlandPolitics: Will Ryan be shown the door in August primary?

Paul Ryan

Speaker Paul Ryan will face well-funded challenger Paul Nehlen in the Wisconsin Primary on August 9.

Friday, May 6, 2016 – 09:30 a.m.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), who already has a well-funded challenger in millionaire Paul Nehlen, just poured gas on the fire in his own Wisconsin 1st Congressional District.

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Chad Mayes

Melanie Mason
May 5, 2016 – 2:25 P.M.

Just six days ago, Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes was the opening act to his preferred presidential pick, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, at the California GOP convention.

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Darrell Issa

In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. One of the Obama administration’s harshest congressional critics will get a final high-profile shot Tuesday when the committee grills witnesses about the president’s health care law and a former adviser’s comments that “the stupidity of the America voter” helped Democrats pass the complex legislation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite – File)

By Joshua Stewart |
May 5, 2016 – 3:16 p.m.

SAN DIEGO — A little over two months after he said that Donald Trump would be disastrous for the Republican Party, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, on Thursday said the business tycoon is the best candidate for president.

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Paul Ryan

By Erica Werner
May 5, 2016 – 10:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP.

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Tony Cardenas

Campaign reports show that Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) has spent $306,470 of his reelection fund on legal services from five area firms. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Sarah D. Wire
May 5, 2016

U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) has poured more than $300,000 from his reelection campaign fund into legal services with five Los Angeles law firms in the last year, but his attorney says there is no indication the congressman is the subject of a rumored federal investigation.

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John Kasich

Ohio Gov. John Kasich drops out Wednesday. (Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, Special To The Chronicle)

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Debra J. Saunders

By Debra J. Saunders
Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – 5:00 pm

When Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced Tuesday night, after losing Indiana, that he was suspending his primary campaign, it was not a fatal blow to the Stop Trump movement. Many Republicans who opposed Donald Trump — because he’s a self-serving unreliable conservative likely to alienate huge swaths of the American electorate — weren’t particularly strong on Cruz, a staunch conservative in his own right, but also a craven opportunist who hurt the GOP brand with such kamikaze stunts as his push to shut down the government in a bound-to-fail (and it did) bid to defund Obamacare.

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InlandPolitics: Maybe nut-job Glenn Beck will go away

Glenn Beck

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Who’s had enough of Glenn Beck?

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InlandPolitics: Cruz drops out, Kasich set to do same

That's All Folks

Wednesday, May 4, 3016 – 09:00 a.m.

Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has dropped out of the race for the republican nomination after a drubbing by Front-Runner Donald Trump in the state of Indiana.

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Paul Chabot

Republican Congressional candidate Paul Chabot meets with volunteers in Rancho Cucamonga in 2014. Although he lost that election to Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, Chabot has essentially kept campaigning for the 31st Congressional District for the past two years. Both the San Bernardino GOP and the Redlands Tea Party Patriots have endorsed him for the upcoming June 7 primary. (File photo by James Carbone for the San Bernardino Sun)

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/03/16 – 6:42 PM PDT |

San Bernardino County conservative organizations like Paul Chabot, the once and future challenger to Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino but are split on whether they should endorse Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley or former assemblyman Tim Donnelly.

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Robert Lovingood

1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood. (James Quigg, Daily Press) |

By Shea Johnson ,Staff Writer
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Posted:     May. 3, 2016 at 12:59 PM
Updated: May 3, 2016 at 5:27 PM

  • On core issues, incumbent touts progress; armed county workers idea being assessed

VICTORVILLE — County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood has touted 2015 dips in overall crime and homelessness as two building blocks for his next four years should he win re-election.

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GOP

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
May 3, 2016 – 7:17 PM

  • State Republicans had hoped to play a decisive role in presidential race
  • “It was fun while it lasted,” Republican consultant says
  • Consultant working on anti-Trump effort in California says campaign will proceed

Marty Wilson, a Republican political consultant, was at a poolside reception at a GOP gathering in Burlingame over the weekend, analyzing paths forward for Ted Cruz and John Kasich in California. He offered one major caution.

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Phil Willon
May 3, 3016 – 7:51 P.M.

A competitive California presidential primary had all sorts of potential to scramble the other races on June 7. One possible outcome: A surge in Republican turnout could have dashed Senate candidate Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s hopes of making it past the primary and to the general election.

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Marijuana

Patrick McGreevy
May 4, 2016

A measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use in California appears headed for the Nov. 8 ballot.

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InlandPolitics: Wilson endorses Cruz…Game Over!

Game Over

Monday, May 2, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The 2016 California republican party Convention is in the books.

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Joe Garofoli

By Joe Garofoli
Published: April 30, 2016
Updated:   April 30, 2016 – 9:37 pm

White House hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz looked into the sea of 600 key activists at the California Republican convention Saturday and said, “I have to say, this has been a remarkable week.”

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Fresno Bee: Trump takes off gloves in aggressive state GOP convention speech

Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he is introduced by State Sen. Joel Anderson before speaking at the California Republican Party 2016 convention in Burlingame Friday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Political Notebook
By John Ellis
jellis@fresnobee.com
April 29, 2016 – 5:22 PM

  • After appearing more ‘presidential’ recently, Trump reverts to attack mode
  • Without teleprompter or notes, Trump careened from one subject to another
  • Hundreds of protesters delay Trump, try to rush entrance to convention hotel

BURLINGAME —

After winning the New York primary and following it up with a five-state string of victories last week, it was noted that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was acting more presidential.

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InlandPolitics: Trump needs 49 percent of delegates from “in-play” states

GOP

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

The sky looks clearer by the day for Republican Front-Runner Donald Trump.

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Robert Lovingood

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood.

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 09:15 a.m.

First District San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood received some bad news last night.

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The Sun: Chabot accuses Aguilar campaign of stealing signs

Pete Aguilar+Paul Chabot

Pete Aguilar, left, and Paul Chabot.

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 04/27/16 – 5:54 PM PDT |

Redlands police are investigating a report from Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot that one of his campaign signs was stolen and replaced with a rival’s sign.

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Donald Trump

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
April 28, 2016 – 10:24 PM

  • Republican presidential candidate touches off campaign in California with rally in Orange County
  • Trump pins rising crime in Los Angeles area to illegal immigration
  • Thousands rally, while protesters demonstrate outside

COSTA MESA–

Donald Trump, touching off his presidential campaign in California ahead of the state’s critical primary, said Thursday that California has suffered more than any other state from “open borders,” while pinning crime in the Los Angeles area to illegal immigration.

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