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The Press-Enterprise: Sabrina Cervantes, Eloise Reyes take oaths in state Assembly

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By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Dec. 5, 2016 – 1:16 p.m.

The California State Legislature convened today with state senators and Assembly members taking the oath of office.

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The Sacramento Bee: Will Legislature follow or evade California’s new sunshine law?

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
December 3, 2016 – 2:00 PM

Last month, California voters approved, by a nearly 2-1 margin, Proposition 54, which if faithfully followed would shine some light on the Capitol’s dark corners.

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Politico: California’s brewing battles with Trump get a new face

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Rep. Xavier Becerra. | AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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By Carla Marinucci
12/01/16 – 05:17 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO — With his nomination to become California’s first Latino attorney general, Rep. Xavier Becerra is now primed to be the public face of the Democratic resistance to Donald Trump on issues like climate change, health care and, most visibly, immigration.

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Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, grew up in Sacramento, the son of Mexican immigrants.

Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
jwhite@sacbee.com
December 1, 2016 – 9:00 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown has tabbed Rep. Xavier Becerra to serve as California’s interim attorney general, selecting the Los Angeles Democrat to fill a vacancy opened by the imminent departure of outgoing Attorney General Kamala Harris to the U.S. Senate.

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SBCO

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 11/30/16 – 4:58 PM PST |

San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman has fired his chief of staff, Mike Spence, after Spence was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and admitted to battling drug and alcohol addictions for more than 20 years.

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

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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

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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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The Hill: Trump keeps everyone off balance

The Hill

By Niall Stanage
11/23/16 – 06:02 PM EST

Donald Trump won the presidency with an unpredictable approach, and he is sticking with it as he prepares to move into the White House.

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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

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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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InlandPolitics: Valles concedes First District contest

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Angela Valles

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

Former Victorville City Council Member Angela Valles has conceded loss to San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robewrt Lovingood.

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Capitol Weekly: In CA, some winners and losers

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By Chuck McFadden
November 15, 2016

It’s all over and, with a few exceptions, it will stay that way for two more years.

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The move ensures a two-week debate about the minority leader’s future, though no one has stepped up to challenge her yet.

By Heather Caygle and John Bresnahan
Published: 11/15/16 – 09:03 AM EST
Updated: 11/15/16 – 06:52 PM EST

Nancy Pelosi’s hold on the House Democratic Caucus is being tested.

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By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 11/14/16 – 3:44 PM PST |

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos said Monday that he’s interested in being appointed to serve the remainder of Kamala Harris’ term as California attorney general now that she’s been elected to the U.S. Senate.

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom leads the field of potential candidates for governor in 2018. (Jae C. Hong/The Associated Press)

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
November 14, 2016

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is the early favorite to succeed fellow Democrat Jerry Brown in the 2018 gubernatorial race, as the state’s second-in-command holds large advantages among Democrats and independents, according to a new Field Poll.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
November 14, 2016 – 8:00 PM

A new poll indicates that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is, by a wide margin, the leading candidate for governor two years hence – which shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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Senator-elect Kamala Harris, center, speaks with Long Beack Mayor Robert Garcia, left, and Angelica Salas of the Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles during a meeting with immigrant families and activists on Nov. 10. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Phil Willon
November 15, 2016

Newly elected U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris said she’s already been in contact with her West Coast colleagues about banding together to implement Democratic priorities in the political era of President-elect Donald Trump.

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(Win McNamee / Getty Images)

Kurtis Lee
Nov. 12, 2016 – 3:24 p.m.

A somber Hillary Clinton blamed her presidential election loss on a variety of factors Saturday, including FBI Director James B. Comey’s announcement last month that newfound emails possibly linked to her private server were being reviewed.

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A history teacher at Mountain View High School has been put on leave after comparing President-elect Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. (Getty Images)

Makeda Easter and Dakota Smith
November 11, 2016 – 07:00 p.m.

California is quickly becoming a battleground for immigration policy as a cross-section of leaders across the state vowed to fight any plans by President-elect Donald Trump to deport thousands of people in the U.S. illegally.

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InlandPolitics: Why couldn’t people see a Donald Trump victory?

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Friday, November 11, 2016 – 11:30 a.m.

Now that all of the dust is settling in the aftermath of Republican Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton it’s time to reflect a little.

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Los Angeles Times: Hahn, Barger elected to L.A. County Board of Supervisors

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County Board of Supervisors candidates Janice Hahn, left, and Kathryn Barger, right. (Los Angeles Times)

Adam Elmahrek and Hailey Branson-Potts
November 9, 2016

Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger were elected Tuesday night to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, marking the election of a female majority and a continued leftward shift for the influential panel.

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Christine Mai-Duc
Nov. 9, 2016, 10:38 a.m.

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) has lost her long, expensive battle against fellow Democrat attorney Eloise Reyes.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump elected 45th President of the United States

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 J. Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 07:30 a.m.

In what to most was a stunning victory. Billionaire non-politician Donald Trump will become the forty-fifth President of the United States on January 20, 2017.

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InlandPolitics: Presidential Election goes down to the wire. But maybe not!

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Photo collage from a Donald Trump rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Friday, November 4, 2016.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

The liberal mainstream media is essentially freaking out on Saturday morning, with poll after poll showing the steam running out of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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Money

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 11/03/16 – 10:12 PM PDT |

Depending on where you live, the source of those political ads cramming your mailbox may be hundreds of miles away.

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Campaigns

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 11/01/16 – 9:18 PM PDT |

The race for First District San Bernardino County supervisor sees incumbent Robert Lovingood going up against Angela Valles, a former Victorville councilwoman and Victor Valley Community College District trustee.

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Zero Hedge: Podesta To Mills: “We Are Going To Have To Dump All Those Emails”

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By Tyler Durden
Nov 1, 2016 – 10:46 AM

In today’s, 25th, Wikileaks release of hacked Podesta emails, one of the notable highlights is a March 2, 2015 exchange between John Podesta and Clinton aide Cheryl Mills in which the Clinton Campaign Chair says “On another matter….and not to sound like Lanny, but we are going to have to dump all those emails.”

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InlandPolitics: Expanded coverage on Hillary Clinton email investigation

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Monday, October 31, 2016 – 08:15 a.m.

The political world is reeling over Friday’s announcement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reopened its investigation into Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified secrets.

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They are not known as ‘weapons of mass distraction’ for nothing…

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By Tyler Durden
Oct 29, 2016 – 9:30 PM

In the 24 hours since FBI Director Comey dropped perhaps the biggest bombshell of the entire Presidential campaign, sending Democrats (and media) scrambling headless-chicken-like for answers (and blame-scaping), does anyone else find it odd that ‘FBI Emails’ does not appear to be a hot topic, trending, big deal on any social media?

To read expanded article, click here.

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By Tyler Durden
Oct 29, 2016 – 10:10 PM

Just yesterday we wrote about the very curious ABC / Wapo poll which seemed to show Hillary’s blow-out 12-point lead from last Sunday get cut in half in a matter of just two days. But the ABC/Wapo enigma continues to grow today as their latest poll shows the presidential race has now tightened to just 2 points, which is within the margin of error. Ironically, these new results do not reflect the latest FBI bombshell as polling was concluded on October 27th and it still includes an 8-point sampling advantage for democrats.

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InlandPolitics: FBI deals blow to Hillary Clinton campaign

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Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.

No one ever expected the October surprise in this presidential campaign season to arrive courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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InlandPolitics: Obamacare premium debacle lands before election

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Friday, October 28, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

We said it would happen over a year ago.

The now-skyrocketing Obamacare premiums will likely impact the November 8 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Politico: Who could replace Paul Ryan?

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Some Republicans are speculating that House Speaker Paul Ryan might just step aside if he can’t muster the votes. | AP Photo

By John Bresnahan and Rachael Bade
Published: 10/27/16 – 11:55 PM EDT
Updated: 10/27/16 – 11:55 PM EDT

  • Republicans are already buzzing about who might step up if the speaker steps aside.

Speaker Paul Ryan’s suddenly shaky future as House speaker is already prompting closed-door talk among House Republicans about who’d take over if he steps aside or is spurned by archconservatives.

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Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 27, 2016 – 8:45 p.m.

The Syrian refugee issue in Victorville shows no signs of losing any intensity as we sprint to the November 8 election day finish line.

Earlier this week, The John & Ken Show invited First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles on to their program to discuss how the federal government has been dumping unvetted Syrian refugees into the community of Victorville.

Now word is trickling out that members of the High Desert community are angry and planning to hold a protest in Victorville this Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 27, 2016 – 8:27 p.m.

The Daily Press hosted a First District Supervisor forum for Supervisor Robert Lovingood and his challenger, Angela Valles. The forum was a lively affair with Lovingood subject to unrelenting attacks by Valles.

Valles launched broadsides on nearly ever facet of Lovingood’s tenure in office, including his broken campaign promises on taxes.

Lovingood, attempting his best Ronald Reagan impression, seemingly rebutted every attack with a “There you go again” strategy that frankly did not seem to play and grew tiresome as the hour long affair went along. Read the rest of this entry »

InlandPolitics: News organizations move to prop up Clinton in RCP average

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 02:45 p.m.

Wednesday morning Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead in the highly-touted Real Clear Politics (RCP) average of polls was falling like a rock based upon new tracking poll readings.

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Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 12:14 a.m.

During the 2012 campaign, Lovingood billed himself as a fiscal conservative businessman who would boost the economy, increase jobs and oppose taxes and fees levied on the taxpayers.

It was a powerful message earning him the victory that November.

Let’s go back in time to an article published in the Daily Press in May 2012. Each candidate was asked to pinpoint what they view as the most pressing issue in the race. Read the rest of this entry »

InlandPolitics: Are polls skewed against Trump as he claims?

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has shifted his entire campaign theme to the “rigged establishment”.

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Capital Public Radio

Ben Bradford
Monday, October 24, 2016 | Sacramento, CA

California voters who oppose the death penalty and those who want to challenge the plastic bag industry may accidentally cast ballots against their views.

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By Alicia Robinson / Staff Writer
Oct. 24, 2016 – Updated 6:03 p.m.

With the presidential election coming on the heels of Halloween, Hillary Clintons and Donald Trumps may be as common as superheroes and zombies on Oct. 31.

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Joseph Turner
Monday, October 24, 2016 – 9:03 p.m.

In Part 1 of this expose, I “copy and pasted” the public information request and answers by the county concerning the employment contract of political lobbyist Fred Aguiar (view here).

Now I am going to copy and paste the second public information request submitted on September 30, 2016. The answers were provided on October 7.

Read the answers carefully and note them. I did. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Joseph Turner
Monday, October 24, 2016 – 9:01 a.m.

This weekend I received a tip from a frustrated voter about how San Bernardino County is refusing to release documents that he believes are damaging to Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s campaign.

Last month, he submitted two public information requests seeking information about the employment details and job duties of Fred Aguiar — the controversial lobbyist earning $122,000 a year while working 300 miles away from home in Paso Robles. Oh yeah. He also works just 18 hours a week…maybe.

He was hired by Supervisor Lovingood in January in what many believe was strictly a move to politically benefit his campaign, including to help with fundraising. Read the rest of this entry »

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County absentee ballots appear in mailboxes

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

It’s a miracle!

Absentee mail-in ballots are finally landing in San Bernardino County voter mailboxes.

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IE Business Daily: Syrian Refugee Crisis Roils SB County Supervisor Race

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IE Business Daily

By Inland Empire Business Daily
October 22, 2016

According to multiple news reports at least 23 Syrian refugees have been settled in the City of Victorville by the Federal Government.

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GOP - Shooting Itself in Head

If they endorse a Democrat, GOP elected officials will lose the Riverside County Republican Party’s support.

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published:  Oct. 21, 2016
Updated:    Oct. 22, 2016 – 9:21 a.m.

Loyalty isn’t just an expectation in the Riverside County Republican Party. It’s a rule.

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By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Oct. 20, 2016 – 2:56 p.m.

We have a new entry in the race for the ugliest Inland political contest of 2016.

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By Stephanie K. Baer, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/20/16 – 9:35 AM PDT |

WEST COVINA >> Councilman Mike Spence pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of a drug Thursday morning.

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Joseph Turner
Thursday, October 20, 2016 – 9:28 a.m.

Corruption and political graft in San Bernardino County continues unabated.

Did you know that Supervisor Robert Lovingood gave a campaign donor and Sacramento lobbyist who lives 300 miles away a cushy part-time job that pays more than $122,000 a year?

Need proof? Ok.

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Joseph Turner
Thursday, October 20, 2016 – 1:44 a.m.

A gigantic bomb was dropped on First District Supervisor “Do-Nothing” Bob Lovingood late Tuesday morning when his challenger, Angela Valles, informed district voters that unvetted Syrian refugees have been secretly dumped in the High Desert community of Victorville.

It doesn’t take a degree in political science to know that the High Desert folk aren’t going to be too excited at the news.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you that the timing of this news comes at a disastrous time for the Lovingood campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Campaigns

By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted:      Oct 19, 2016 at 3:16 PM
Updated:  Oct 19, 2016 at 4:42 PM

In mailers recently sent to voters, 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood criticizes Angela Valles’ performance as finance director of the fiscally struggling Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority and claims she pushed Victorville toward bankruptcy while a councilwoman. In her own ad, Valles blasts Lovingood’s handling of the Lamberto prostitution scandal and his hiring of a part-time consultant making $122,000 per year.

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Gov. Jerry Brown, in his office at the State Capitol in June. Brown has given millions to the effort to defeat Proposition 53 on Nov. 8. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
jmiller@sacbee.com
October 19, 2016 – 3:40 PM

The campaign against Proposition 53 has sharply picked up its fundraising in recent days, with Gov. Jerry Brown putting millions of dollars into the effort to defeat the Nov. 8 measure that would require a vote on state revenue bonds and potentially cripple the Brown-championed Delta water tunnel and bullet train projects.

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Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
jwhite@sacbee.com
October 19, 2016 – 12:01 AM

The question for California legislative races is no longer whether Democrats will secure a majority. It’s how large their margin will be.

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Joseph Turner
Monday, October 17, 2016 – 4:07 p.m.

Oh Bob. Poor, Poor Bob.

The liberal Republican supervisor is so desperate to overcome the child sex abuse and prostitution scandals that he is now throwing thousands of dollars down the drain with a mailer targeted at Hispanic households.

Apparently, one of “Do-Nothing” Bob’s high-powered Sacramento based political consultants decided to take the old campaign account for a joy ride and put out this puff piece.

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Phil Willon
Oct. 17, 2016, 1:18 p.m.

A super PAC backing Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Orange) for U.S. Senate launched a radio ad targeting Republican voters and attacking her rival, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, as “another Barbara Boxer — a Bay Area liberal backed by the Democratic Party establishment.”

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Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown and challenger Eloise Reyes (Courtesy photos)

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 10/16/16 – 2:55 PM PDT |

The dynamic that pitted Bernie Sanders against Hillary Clinton continues in California’s 47th Assembly District.

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Joseph Turner
Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 10:05 a.m.

In four years on the board, Supervisor Robert Lovingood has only one single accomplishment…sort of.

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
October 15, 2016 3:00 PM

Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, this month jointly celebrated the 10th anniversary of California’s war against greenhouse gas emissions.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 10/14/16 – 4:30 PM PDT |

West Covina Councilman Mike Spence has battled alcoholism and drug abuse for more than 20 years, he said during a recent interview when confronted about a DUI he pleaded guilty to in 1998.

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U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 13, 2016. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

By Jonathan Allen | SEATTLE, Wash.
Politics | Fri Oct 14, 2016 | 7:00pm EDT

Hacked emails published by Wikileaks this week appear to show Qatar pledging to donate $1 million to Hillary Clinton’s family’s charitable foundation, despite her promise to curb new donations by foreign governments while U.S. secretary of state.

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Capital Public Radio: California Will Replace Dilapidated Cal-Access–In 2020

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Ben Bradford
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Sacramento, CA

Donors have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into California races with weeks still to go before the November election. The state collects a wealth of data about who is spending and where, but that information can be difficult to track.

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By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Oct. 12, 2016 – Updated: 10:00 p.m.

  • If they take the seat, Democrats would be one step closer to restoring their two-thirds supermajority in the state Legislature

There’s more at stake in California’s 40th Assembly District than incumbent Marc Steinorth’s political career.

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Opponents are accusing Abigail Medina, left, and Pete Aguilar of dodging political debates. (File)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/12/16 – 11:29 PM PDT |

As Election Day approaches, some candidates have been skipping the debates that give voters the chance to hear directly from them.

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InlandPolitics: TV ad hits San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 09:30 a.m.

The runoff election to decide who will hold the First District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has heated up.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Ambridge, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
and Martin Wisckol, The Orange County Register
Posted: 10/10/16 – 8:58 PM PDT |

With one exception, Republican elected officials and candidates in Southern California continue to stand by Donald Trump despite his comments about women in 2005 that were widely condemned as boasting about sexual assault.

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Attorney General Kamala Harris thanks California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, after he announced his endorsement of her for the U.S. Senate during a news conference at the California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. Harris is running against fellow Democrat, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, among others, to replace Barbara Boxer who is retiring. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

October 10, 2016
Updated: October 10, 2016 – 2:08pm

California’s attorney general, the state’s top lawyer and law enforcer, is chosen by the voters, as provided by the state Constitution since 1849. But there’s a good chance the state’s next AG will be picked by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Politico: The most revealing Clinton campaign emails in WikiLeaks release

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The trove includes excerpts of Clinton’s paid Wall Street speeches that were deemed problematic.

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By Kyle Cheney and Sarah Wheaton
Published: 10/07/16 – 10:29 PM EDT
Updated:   10/07/16 – 10:28 PM EDT

WikiLeaks released a trove of emails apparently hacked from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman email account, unleashing thousands of messages that reveal for the first time excerpts of Clinton’s paid speeches — including those delivered before Wall Street — that were flagged as problematic or potentially damaging.

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DailyBulletin: How many laws did Inland Empire legislators get passed this year?

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From left: Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga; Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez, D-Chino; and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth , R-Rancho Cucamonga.

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/08/16, 12:34 AM PDT |

Last Friday night at midnight, Gov. Jerry Brown dropped his still-smoking veto pen, the 2016 California legislative session at an end.

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Clinton’s paid speeches to Goldman Sachs and other financial firms were a point of contention during this year’s primary. A hacked email to campaign chairman John Podesta, made public Friday, appears to show excerpts Clinton’s research team flagged internally, including remarks she made about Wall Street and trade policy.

Ruby Cramer
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on Oct. 7, 2016 at 3:03 p.m.

Excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s closed-door paid speeches, including to financial firms, appeared to be made public for the first time on Friday when WikiLeaks published hundreds of hacked emails from her campaign chairman.

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New York police and security stand outside Trump Tower on, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in New York…. Read more

By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin
Oct. 8, 2016 – 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump insisted Saturday he would “never” abandon his White House bid, facing an intensifying backlash from Republican leaders across the nation who called on him to quit the race following the release of his vulgar and sexually charged comments caught on tape.

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The Press-Enterprise: How Pete Aguilar is trying to tie Paul Chabot to Donald Trump

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An online document produced by the Pete Aguilar congressional campaign tries to link Aguilar’s opponent, Republican Paul Chabot, to Donald Trump.

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Oct. 4, 2016 – Updated: 4:13 p.m.

The acrimony continues in California’s 31st Congressional District, with the campaign of Democratic incumbent Pete Aguilar trying to link Republican Paul Chabot to Donald Trump and Chabot accusing Aguilar of using Chabot’s children in a smear attempt.

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By Joe Nelson and Stephanie Baer / Staff Writers
Published: Sept. 30, 2016 – 7:12 p.m.

West Covina Councilman Mike Spence said Wednesday he has no intention of resigning from his elected position following a drug-related car crash in June causing him serious injuries.

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Courts

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 09/30/16 – 3:20 PM PDT |

Prosecutors in San Bernardino County’s Colonies public corruption case were ordered Friday by a Superior Court judge to return some documents and personal items seized by the FBI during a 2011 raid at one of the defendants’ home and business.

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The Press-Enterprise: Riverside Councilman Mike Gardner to run for supervisor in 2018

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Riverside Councilman Mike Gardner.

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Sept. 28, 2016
Updated:   Sept. 29, 2016 – 9:07 a.m.

Another local elected leader is entering the race to succeed Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione in 2018.

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I Voted

Patrick McGreevy
Sept. 28, 2016 – 1:42 p.m.

Despite widespread opposition from law enforcement, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that will allow thousands of felons in county jails to vote in California elections as part of an effort to speed their transition back into society.

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InlandPolitics: Hagman chief of staff charged in drug-related DUI

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – 10:50 p.m.

Mike Spence, chief of staff to San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman, has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence.

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InlandPolitics: After the First Presidential Debate — Nothing’s changed!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The first presidential debate is in the books and Republican Donald Trump let some great chances go by. But he didn’t screw-up.

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Tax Reform

California voters on Nov. 8 will consider a ballot initiative that would tax cigarettes by an additional $2 per pack. They also will weigh a separate income tax increase on some of the state’s highest earners.

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
September 26, 2016 – 8:00 PM

California’s likely voters solidly support a fall initiative to extend higher income taxes on top earners, while a separate proposal to boost state taxes on tobacco is clinging to a majority vote, according to a new survey released Monday.

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InlandPolitics: Finally! The First Presidential Debate arrives

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Stand-ins for Donald J. Trump, Hillary Clinton and Lester Holt on Sunday at the site of Monday’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (Credit: Sam Hodgson for The New York Times)

Monday, September 26, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The first of three presidential debates between Democrat Nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Monday night.

Thank God!

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The Fair Political Practice Commission won’t be investigating Gov. Jerry Brown, despite an advocacy group’s report about his “Dirty Hands.” (Christophe Petit Tesson / EPA)

Jeff McDonald
September 24, 2016 – 05:00 p.m.

The California Fair Political Practices Commission will investigate donations made to the California Democratic Party by privately owned utilities and other energy interests.

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The Weekly Standard: Five paths to victory for Trump.

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Electoral Mapmaking
Oct 03, 2016 | By Jeffrey H. Anderson

One of the most pervasive myths in American politics is that a “Big Blue Wall” will protect Democratic presidential nominees, perhaps even those who lose the popular vote. In truth, this electoral Blue Wall is more like a collection of disconnected forts—some imposing, some not—and the loss of any one of them would likely doom the Democratic nominee.

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The Sun: San Bernardino election debates back on

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/23/16 – 10:40 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> At least two sets of debates are planned at City Hall, after the City Council overruled City Manager Mark Scott’s decision not to allow any debates.

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The Sun (AP): California lawmakers collect thousands on top of salary while absent

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By Darcy Costello and Alison Noon, The Associated Press
Posted: 09/20/16 – 8:17 PM PDT |

SACRAMENTO >> In addition to their six-figure salaries and benefits, California’s 120 lawmakers are compensated for their cost of living and meals when they leave home and travel to Sacramento to write and pass bills.

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InlandPolitics: Trump takes highest lead yet in Times/USC poll

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Monday, September 19, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump has taken his widest lead yet in the Los Angeles Times/USC Dornsife Daily Tracking Poll of a pool of approximately 3,000 likely voters nationwide.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/18/16 – 1:11 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> City Manager Mark Scott informed the City Council Friday that he would not allow any of the usual election forums or local election broadcasts unless a majority of the council members voted to reverse his decision.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
September 18, 2016 – 4:00 PM

The last night of the Legislature’s biennial session on Aug. 31 was, as usual, a hectic free-for-all.

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