Archive for the ‘ Elections ’ Category

By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted:     May 22, 2018 at 5:42 PM
Updated:  May 22, 2018 at 5:44 PM

SPRING VALLEY LAKE — Two weeks before the statewide primary election, two San Bernardino County District Attorney candidates were making last-minute pushes to appeal to voters. It’s officially a nonpartisan seat, but both found a responsive audience inside the Country Club here Tuesday.

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Friday, May 18, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

Another mailer hitting San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has dropped in voter mailboxes.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County supervisor contest filling mailboxes

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – 11:00 p.m.

The battle between San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth is flooding voter mailboxes.

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos at his office in San Bernardino, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Ramos, who served since 2002, is seeking re-election. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: May 15, 2018 at 5:37 pm | Updates: May 15, 2018 at 7:14 pm

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos calls his challenger in the June 5 primary election a “puppet” — handpicked by his deep-pocketed adversaries he says are trying to “buy his office.”

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Monday, May 14, 2018 – 10:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos takes the brunt of yet another negative political mailer calling into question his mismanagement of his agency.

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IE Business Daily: County attorneys union riled up over political contributions

Friday, May 11, 2018

A rebellion is taking place at the heart of the San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association (SBCPAA), the group that includes about 300 County Deputy District Attorneys, Public Defenders and Child Advocate Attorneys over the union leadership’s decision to support embattled district attorney Mike Ramos for re-election.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 11:15 a.m.

The campaign to unseat four-term District Attorney Mike Ramos continues on, with a new political hit mailer to voters highlighting Ramos’ inability to follow state law when it comes to filling out campaign finance and economic interest disclosure forms.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 01:45 p.m.

A local political action committee (PAC) is continuing to expose the ethical lapses, mismanagement and incompetence of San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos.

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By IE Business Daily
May 5, 2018

The race for 2nd District County Supervisor is the most contentious election campaign in San Bernardino County (outside of District Attorney Mike Ramos’ disastrous reelection bid.)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 04:30 p.m.

The questionable handling of child molestation cases within the Redlands Unified School District by San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has emerged in the campaign to unseat the four-term incumbent.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 09:00 a.m.

A new month brings a new political mailer in the heated race for San Bernardino County District Attorney.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County District Attorney losing endorsements

Monday, April 30, 2018 – 09:00 p.m.

It’s never pleasant to take an endorsement away from any politician or candidate for office. I know because years ago I had to do it.

In my case it was former County Supervisor Jerry Eaves at the time.

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By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at 8:16 AM

Congressional races throughout California promise to be particularly interesting this year as the state has positioned itself as a key bulwark against the Trump administration.

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InlandPolitics: County Supervisor Hagman caught flat-footed in election rematch

Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

It’s a rocky Spring for San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

The union representing San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies has launched a website targeting Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford.

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InlandPolitics: Steinorth trouncing Rutherford in lastest money report

Friday, April 27, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

As expected, incumbent San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford is starring at the possibility of looking for a private sector job in December.

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Friday, April 27, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

It’s been tough sledding on the money front for San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos in his bid for a fifth term in office.

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Capitol Alert
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
By Angela Hart
ahart@sacbee.com
April 25, 2018 – 08:00 PM

The two major Republican candidates in the race to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown are battling for second place to make the November runoff, while Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has strengthened his lead, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

A political mailer supporting Attorney/Law Professor Jason Anderson for San Bernardino County District Attorney has hit the streets.

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InlandPolitics: Anti-Mike Ramos PAC launches opposition website

Monday, April 23, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

A local political action committee (PAC) funded by local business owners set to oust incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has now launched a website.

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InlandPolitics: Third mailer opposing District Attorney Ramos hits mailboxes

Friday, April 20, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.

A third campaign mailer opposing four-term incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has hit mailboxes.

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InlandPolitics: Second fundraising flop for Ramos campaign

Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 08:30 a.m.

Incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos endured more fundraising pain on Tuesday evening.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 09:30 a.m.

Members of the union representing San Bernardino County prosecutors, public defenders and child support lawyers have filed a petition to remove the group’s leadership from office over the endorsement and financial support given to incumbent District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 07:00 p.m.

The campaign to unseat four-term San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has launched another salvo.

It’s the second in seven days.

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New Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez speaks after a ceremonial swearing-in at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.(Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
April 10, 2018 at 7:49 pm

A Riverside County supervisor must tell voters he was appointed, not elected, to his job, a county judge ruled Monday in a decision that figures to tweak the June 5 ballot.

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Mary Plummer and Sandra Oshiro | April 11, 2018

Republican John Cox once more came in second to California gubernatorial frontrunner Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, in the latest Public Policy Institute of California survey released late Wednesday.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 02:00 p.m.

HIGHLAND — A political action committee set on throwing San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos out of elected office has launched its first political mailer in the contest.

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Los Angeles Times: Gov. Jerry Brown endorses Sen. Dianne Feinstein for reelection

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

By Sarah D. Wire
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 9:33 a.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s reelection bid.

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InlandPolitics: Ramos to announce taxpayer-funded campaign unit

Ramos

Monday, April 9, 2018 – 09:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos is at it again.

He’s going to form another special unit to garner some free press and try and throw a lifeline to his reelection bid.

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Daily Press: Inserting itself in DA’s race — the Colonies aftermath

Attorney/Law Professor Jason Anderson left. Incumbent District Attorney Mike Ramos right.

Shea Johnson, Staff Reporter
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 06:22 a.m.

  • It remains to be seen how exactly the residuum will impact this election. What is clear, however, is that it is firmly intertwined in it.

Mike Ramos, the San Bernardino County District Attorney, will announce on Monday a newly created prevention and intervention unit to act as the community outreach arm of his office, where he has been the top prosecutor since 2002.

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Los Angeles Times: 100,000 California teenagers are now pre-registered to vote

By John Myers
Apr. 6, 2018 – 10:11 a.m.

California’s effort to get 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote has now enlisted 100,000 teenagers, according to information released on Friday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

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Paule

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 02:00 p.m.

  • Removal of Controversial Board member Phil Paule Seen As Chief Goal

FRENCH VALLEY – The campaign to restore better accountability and greater ratepayer respect from the Eastern Municipal Water District is moving forward with “major momentum,” recall organizers report. A chief objective of an Inland Empire-based citizens’ organization spearheading the effort has identified the removal of board member Phil Paule as paramount. Paule, who also serves as a chief of staff to a San Bernardino County supervisor, is a longtime professional political operative with a questionable ethics record.

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 26, 2018 at 2:49 pm | Updated: March 26, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Former Colonies corruption case defendants are accusing San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos of being a sexual predator in a full-page political ad running in at least six local weekly newspapers.

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InlandPolitics: Is this a real clip or did Ramos campaign get spoofed again?

Saturday, March 24, 2018  – 09:30 a.m.
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 12:30- p.m.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has resorted to embarking on a series of twenty second rants directed at his opponent and his opponent’s supporters. Some of the clips appear to have been cut after a red-faced Ramos had a few cocktails.

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InlandPolitics: Why would anyone throw money down the drain to support Ramos?

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 10:00 p.m.
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 12:45 p.m.

It didn’t take long for news of the frantic phone calls asking people to show up at a fundraising luncheon for embattled San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos to get out.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos gets spoofed!

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 01:30 p.m.

Someone is definitely having a good laugh at embattled San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos’ expense this weekend.

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Joshua Stewart
March 15, 2018

After an extended deadline, 16 candidates have completed paperwork to run for an open seat in Congress, held by retiring Rep. Darrell Issa, making it the busiest race in the San Diego area.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 11:30 a.m.

An Inland Empire political action committee has released information from a poll conducted in the San Bernardino County District Attorney race.

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos at his office in San Bernardino, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Ramos, who served since 2002, is seeking re-election. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
March 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

For the better part of seven years, San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos would not comment publicly about the Colonies corruption case while it was pending.

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Joe Turner
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 10:07 a.m.

San Bernardino Sun reporter Joe Nelson had an excellent piece about disgraced District Attorney Mike Ramos and the campaign by Jason Anderson to unseat him.

But Nelson buried the lead.

It isn’t until the sixth paragraph that he drops this little nugget:

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos at his office in San Bernardino, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Ramos, who served since 2002, is seeking re-election. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 5, 2018 at 4:44 pm | UpdatedD: March 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos said he knows that his strongest challenger in the June primary election is being funded heavily by the vindicated Colonies corruption case defendants and their supporters.

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Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, pulled candidacy papers on Monday to run against San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford for her seat on the board. He announced last week he would not seek a third term as Assemblyman.

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 5, 2018 at 8:29 pm | Updated: March 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, pulled candidacy papers Monday to run against incumbent San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, said Melissa Eickman, spokeswoman for the Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters.

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Patrick McGreevy
By Patrick McGreevy
Monday, March 5, 2018 – 12:40 p.m.

California’s campaign watchdog agency last year approved a record 340 settlements of cases involving violations of ethics and political finance rules, according to its annual report issued Monday.

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Joe Turner
Monday, March 5, 2018 – 11:45 a.m.

A credible source has told me that Assemblyman Marc Steinorth will most likely pull papers today to challenge Supervisor Janice Rutherford. It isn’t a matter of if he will pull, but when.

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San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, center, holds a resolution while posing with Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, and then-Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino, during a 2016 ceremony in Sacramento that honored the first responders to the December 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino (Courtesy of Steinorth’s office).

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: March 2, 2018 at 1:27 pm | Updated: March 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Inland Assemblyman Marc Steinorth has decided not to seek re-election, a decision that could affect the balance of power in Sacramento and the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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Vindicated Colonies corruption case figure Jim Erwin has formed a political action committee with former co-defendant Mark Kirk to back District Attorney Mike Ramos’s challenger, Jason Anderson, and other “good government” political candidates.

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 1, 2018 at 7:07 pm | Updated: March 1, 2018 at 7:11 pm

Vindicated Colonies corruption case defendants Jim Erwin and Mark Kirk have formed a political action committee to support “good government” candidates, including the challenger to incumbent District Attorney Michael A. Ramos, former prosecutor-turned-defense attorney Jason Anderson.

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InlandPolitics: Business Leaders PAC starts fundraising blitz

By Jim Erwin
Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 12:01 a.m.

The newly-formed Business Leaders for Fair & Ethical Government PAC has started it’s fundraising blitz heading into the June 5 California Primary Election.

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The Sun: Switching parties again, Joe Baca wants back in Congress

Former Inland congressman Joe Baca speaks at a 31st Congressional District candidate forum in this 2013 file photo (File photo by Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
February 27, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Another election year, another comeback attempt for former Inland Rep. Joe Baca.

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IE Business Daily: Former Colonies defendants form political action committee

The fundraising tool will seek out candidates who support open and honest government, according to its founders. It’s also going to set its sights on a certain district attorney.


February 26, 2018

The four former defendants in last year’s Colonies Crossroads corruption trial have formed a political action committee to support candidates they believe will practice open government.

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos at his office in San Bernardino, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Ramos, who served since 2002, is seeking re-election. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
February 24, 2018 at 8:00 am

Seeking his fifth term as San Bernardino County’s top prosecutor, District Attorney Michael A. Ramos is facing two challengers in this year’s election race.

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By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: February 19, 2018 at 4:28 pm | Updated: February 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm

The union representing Riverside County sheriff’s deputies has given at least $554,000 in direct and in-kind contributions to one of three candidates in the 2018 sheriff’s race, campaign finance records show.

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InlandPolitics: Filing period opens for June primary election

Monday, February 12, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

It’s finally here. The long-awaited filing period for the June 5, 2018 primary election is officially open.

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By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: February 9, 2018 at 6:47 pm | Updated: February 9, 2018 at 6:54 pm

San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos officially declared his candidacy Friday, Feb. 9, for the Inland state Assembly seat held by Rancho Cucamonga Republican Marc Steinorth.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County Attorney’s Union gives to Ramos, Rutherford

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 12:00 p.m.

How does the saying go? Time heals all wounds.

Apparently that’s the case with the relationship between the San Bernardino County Public Attorney’s Association (SBCPAA), and both County Supervisor Janice Rutherford and District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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Ken Petchow left. County Supervisor Janice Rutherford right.

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: February 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm | Updated: February 6, 2018 at 9:41 am

A member of the San Antonio Heights Association announced Monday he is running against incumbent Janice Rutherford for her seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Anderson starts run for District Attorney

Monday, February 5, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.

Rancho Cucamonga-based Attorney Jason Anderson has pulled initial papers to run for San Bernardino County District Attorney.

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By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
February 3, 2018 at 8:58 am

And they thought passage was the hard part.

Almost a year after Democratic leaders and a coalition of business, local government and labor interests lobbied furiously to get a massive road-repair bill through the state Legislature, the same alliance is ready to defend a 12-cent-per-gallon increase in California’s gas tax that’s key to the bill’s aim of raising more than $50 billion over 10 years.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County District Attorney Ramos should retire

San Bernardino District Attorney Mike Ramos.

DeFazio said the business he ran prior to his arrest, Artisan Real Estate, went belly up.

“They made a lot of calls to my clients and told them I was a very bad person,” DeFazio said of district attorney investigators.

By Jim Erwin, InlandPolitics.com
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – 01:00 a.m.

It’s well known that San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has always had aspirations for higher office.

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InlandPolitics: Weekly politics hour coming to local radio show

By Jim Erwin, InlandPolitics.com
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – 09:00 p.m.

Jim Erwin of InlandPolitics.com will now be a guest on The Lou Desmond and Company Show each and every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm.

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InlandPolitics: Steinorth perfect fit for Board of Supervisors

Marc Steinorth

By Jim Erwin
Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

The latest announcement by San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos that he’s considering a run for the State Assembly doesn’t really come as any surprise. Ramos has been chomping at the bit to run for higher office, and his supervisorial seat is merely a stepping stone.

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San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos speaks at the 2016 State of Education address at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino in this 2016 file photo. (File photo by Rachel Luna, The Sun/SCNG.)

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: January 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm | Updated: January 26, 2018 at 3:20 pm

San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos has filed paperwork for a potential 2018 run against Inland Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, shaking up the race for a battleground district targeted heavily by Democrats in the last election.

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InlandPolitics: AD-40: County Supervisor eyes Assembly seat

Ramos

Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.

The transom is clamoring over San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James Ramos (D-San Manuel Reservation) gearing up to run in the 40th Assembly District, a seat currently occupied by Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga).

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County BOS-4: Papers pulled to challenge Hagman

San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman left. Chaffey School Board Trustee Gloria Negrete-McLoed left.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 11:15 a.m.

A rematch looks to be on tap for the Fourth District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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InlandPolitics: Finally! Campaign season has arrived

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

The statewide primary is officially on the radar screen and perspective candidates must start preparing their candidacy paperwork, and raising money for their endeavors.

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By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: January 16, 2018 at 1:21 pm | Updated: January 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Former Inland assemblywoman Cheryl Brown wants her old job back.

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By Joe Garofoli
Published: January 11, 2018
Updated:   January 11, 2018 – 11:50 pm

There are now four major Democrats and three Republicans running for governor. In California, that means there are too many Republicans in the race.

Hey, that’s not just my opinion. Ask Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party.

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KQED: California Senate Approves Earlier Presidential Primary

By Marisa Lagos
May 4, 2017
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California is one step closer to having the third presidential primary in the nation, after the state Senate today overwhelmingly approved a bill to schedule future primary votes in March.

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Sarah D. Wire
April 6, 2017 – 10:24 a.m.

Reporting from Washington—

Democrat Kia Hamadanchy announced he’ll run for the 45th Congressional District Thursday, becoming the third Democrat this week to announce plans to challenge Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) for the seat.

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The Statehouse Capitol, in Sacramento. (Los Angeles Times)

Patrick McGreevy
March 16, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.

In a rare bipartisan agreement, the leaders of the Democratic and Republican caucuses of the state Senate and Assembly have united to fight a proposal by the state’s campaign watchdog agency to change the test for when a candidate controls a political committee.

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InlandPolitics: A Blog that Tracks Recall Efforts

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 09:00 a.m.

I was doing some research and stumbled upon a blog that tracks nearly every single recall effort in the nation. I would highly recommend you give it a look if you are interested in seeing what sort of stuff is getting people pissed off and all riled up.

It is called “The Recall Elections Blog.

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra, seen during a confirmation hearing in January, has emerged as the leading candidate for the post in the 2018 election. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Patrick McGreevy
February 26, 2017

The race for California attorney general in 2018 has been shaken up by the so-called “Trump factor,” with the state’s newly appointed top lawyer, Xavier Becerra, seeing his profile boosted to the national stage by legal challenges to the Republican president.

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Christine Mai-Duc
Feb. 15, 2017 – 1:55 p.m.

The Republicans have named their top 10 most vulnerable incumbents in Congress, and three Californians are among them.

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally last year in Hershey, Pa. (Evan Vucci AP)

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
January 4, 2017 – 4:42 PM

With his party solidly out of power in Washington, a Democratic state lawmaker said he plans to introduce a bill that would again move up the presidential primary in California.

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Clockwise from top left: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Grace Napolitano (Lauren Victoria Burke, Mark Wilson, Bill Clark/ AP, Getty Images, Roll Call)

Sarah D. Wire
December 28, 2016

So far, none of California’s 55 senators and representatives have announced plans to retire ahead of the 2018 election. But after weeks at home with family during the holidays to talk about the future, such declarations could come soon.

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Politico: Clinton touts popular-vote count in thank you message to supporters

By Nolan D. McCaskill
12/26/16 – 03:53 PM EST

Hillary Clinton thanked her supporters Monday in an end-of-year email.

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Jim Brulte

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By Carla Marinucci
12/22/16 – 06:00 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO — Jim Brulte, the current chair of the California Republican Party, once served as a high-profile backer of National Popular Vote, a movement that supports the elimination of the Electoral College.

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Patrick McGreevy
California politics
Dec. 20, 2016 – 3:23 p.m.

Los Angeles County had more cases of politicians and others successfully prosecuted for violating campaign finance and ethics rules than any other county in California this year, the state Fair Political Practices Commission reported Tuesday.

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Pennsylvania elector Carolyn Bunny Welsh holds her ballot for Donald Trump before casting it at the State Capitol. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

By Philip Bump
December 20, 2016 at 12:11 PM

On Monday, Faith Spotted Eagle became one of 117 people in U.S. history to receive a vote for president in the electoral college.

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Washington Examiner: The Democrats’ newest scapegoat: The Russians

By Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) •
Published: 12/16/16 – 2:50 AM

The Democratic Party has latched onto reports citing anonymous CIA sources who allege the Russians tried to sway the 2016 presidential election. After blaming Fake News, the FBI, racism, sexism and the Electoral College, it appears the newest scapegoat for Hillary Clinton’s and the party’s crushing defeat is Russia.

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By Michael Barone (@michaelbarone) •
Published: 12/12/16 – 9:27 AM

One way to look at the election of Donald Trump is that it is a repudiation of the cult of political correctness that thrives — metastasizes might be a better word — on college and university campuses. One particularly egregious example, the bogus prosecution of Duke University lacrosse players in 2006 and 2007, seems to have had particular reverberations in producing election results this year, a decade later. For a definitive account of the disgraceful behavior of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, Duke President Richard Brodhead and dozens of members of the Duke faculty, see KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor’s book Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case.

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Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
December 13, 2016 – 4:37 PM

Steve Schmidt, the Republican strategist who advised John McCain’s presidential bid and helped elect Arnold Schwarzenegger governor of California, imagines a not-too-distant future where the GOP here ceases to wield the influence of a major party and instead becomes the state’s largest interest group.

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The Sacramento Bee: California Democrats got their supermajority. Now what?

California Capitol

Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
jwhite@sacbee.com
November 28, 2016 – 5:35 PM

Broadening the path to long-sought deals on affordable housing, transportation infrastructure and climate change, California Democrats have again captured a two-thirds supermajority in both houses of the Legislature.

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The Sacramento Bee: How California became a very blue state

California

Capitol Alert
By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
November 27, 2016 – 12:01 AM

Demography, it’s been said, is destiny – and the outcome of California’s election this month proves it again.

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Capitol Public Radio

Ben Adler
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | Sacramento, CA

It’s often said that “as California goes, so goes the nation.” But that’s rarely been less true than in last week’s election.

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InlandPolitics: Darrell Issa to retain his seat in Congress

Darrell Issa

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 09:15 p.m.

GOP Congressman Darrell Issa will retain his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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