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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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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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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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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
November 15, 2016 – 3:27 PM

Let’s assume that California’s bullet train project never gets beyond the current work in the San Joaquin Valley – about 100 miles of track and a few stations.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Press-Enterprise: This rule is meant to keep Riverside County Republicans in line

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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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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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Marc Steinorth

Marc Steinorth

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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The San Francisco Chronicle: Donald Trump, presidential front-runner?

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By Willie Brown
September 17, 2016
Updated: September 17, 2016 – 11:00pm

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is gaining in the polls as the first presidential debate nears.

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The Sun: Congressional race may be area’s ugliest contest

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Republican Paul Chabot, left, and Democrat Pete Aguilar were all smiles when they greeted each other before a debate at the University of Redlands in October 2014. But their rematch this year has been marked by personal attacks and accusations. (Kurt Miller/File Photo)

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 09/09/16 – 10:34 PM PDT |

Election Day is almost two months away, but there’s already a front-runner for the ugliest Inland political contest of 2016.

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“To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables,'” Hillary Clinton said at a New York fundraiser on Sept. 9. “They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that, and he has lifted them up.”

By Abby Phillip
September 9, 2016 at 10:38 PM

Hillary Clinton said Friday that “half” of Donald Trump’s supporters could be grouped in “the basket of deplorables” at a fundraising event in New York City.

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Nathan Miller

Miller resigned from his job with state Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey last month.

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Sept. 7, 2016
Updated:   Sept. 8, 2016 – 6:27 a.m.

Nathan Miller has a new job.

The Riverside County Community College District trustee, who sent two tweets featuring a noose-holding hangman and the words “I’m Ready for Hillary,” has agreed to become campaign manager for Riverside County supervisor candidate Shellie Milne, who confirmed his hiring Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7.

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InlandPolitics: Door opens for Valles on San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors

Angela Valles

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles looks to oust incumbent Robert Lovingood in November.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

Make no mistake. First District San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood will likely be shown the door in November.

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By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Sept. 6, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

The candidates in the competitive race for California’s 40th Assembly District are using video to tout their strengths to voters ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

To read expanded article, click here.

Campaign 2016

By Sarah D. Wire
September 5, 2016

With just over a month left before California starts sending out vote by mail ballots, congressional races are starting to heat up.

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Politico: Trump cuts into Clinton’s lead as crucial stretch begins

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Both teams prepare for the biggest moment of 2016 – the Sept. 26 debate.

By Gabriel Debenedetti
09/04/16 – 07:11 AM EDT

The final stretch of the longest presidential campaign in history opens this week. Think it’s been ugly? You’ve seen nothing yet.

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Politico: Fox National Poll: Clinton and Trump in virtual tie in 4-way race

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By Louis Nelson
08/31/16 – 06:47 PM EDT

After weeks of slipping in the polls, Donald Trump is narrowing the advantage Hillary Clinton built in the wake of last month’s nominating conventions, a new Fox News poll of registered voters shows.

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The Hill: Pollsters fight to figure out Trump phenomenon

The Hill

By Reid Wilson – 09/01/16 06:00 AM EDT

Pollsters are debating whether Donald Trump’s “silent majority” of voters exists, and are scrambling to make sure that their surveys reflect the opinions of voters who might not ordinarily be included in opinion polls.

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InlandPolitics: Panic starts to set in as Hillary Clinton’s lead fades

Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

Players in the Democrat party, talking heads and the so-called GOP establishment (What remains of it!) are starting to up their chorus and pitch as Democrat Nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead rapidly evaporates.

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The Press-Enterprise: The latest salvos in the Pete Aguilar vs. Paul Chabot race

Campaigns

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Aug. 26, 2016 – Updated: 6:06 p.m.

Inland Rep. Pete Aguilar’s campaign took aim at his GOP opponent’s recordkeeping as the first-term Democratic incumbent went on the attack in the race for a San Bernardino County congressional seat.

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Los Angeles Times: Trump gains ground against Clinton, tracking poll finds

Polls

Brian Bennett and
David Lauter
August 21, 2016 – 3:17 P.M.

Reporting from Washington–

Donald Trump has gained ground against Hillary Clinton, according to the latest findings from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times national tracking poll of the presidential race.

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Associated Press
Posted:    08/18/2016 – 02:07:36 PM PDT
Updated: 08/18/2016 – 02:10:22 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New data show nearly 18.1 million Californians are registered to vote, the second-highest statewide voter registration total ever.

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The Press-Enterprise: Whose poll is it anyway in Pete Aguilar vs. Paul Chabot race?

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Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot.

By JEFF HORSEMAN / STAFF WRITER
Published: Aug. 17, 2016 Updated: 4:05 p.m.

Unless it’s an ultra-competitive toss-up race, there’s typically not a lot of publicly available polling for congressional elections.

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Campaigns

It’s perhaps the first time in Riverside County history that Republicans are outnumbered

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Aug. 13, 2016 – Updated: 10:04 p.m.

For the first time in recent memory and perhaps history, the number of registered Democratic voters in Riverside County outnumbers the ranks of registered Republican voters.

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InlandPolitics: Venturing into Trump-Clinton world

Donald Trump+Hillary Clinton

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

It’s been a rough two weeks for Republican Donald Trump.

But he’s far from out of the contest. Especially when Hillary Clinton is the opponent.

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Nathan Miller

Corona man, who also is a Riverside Community College District board member, admits to sending the tweets

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Aug. 4, 2016 – Updated: 7:01 p.m.

An Inland Republican Party official resigned from his state government job Thursday, Aug. 4, a day after he sent tweets from the party’s official Twitter account that featured a menacing hangman and the words “I’m Ready for Hillary.”

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A closeup of the picture tweeted out by the Riverside County Republican Party on Wednesday, Aug. 3

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Aug. 3, 2016
Updated:   Aug. 4, 2016 – 10:02 a.m.

  • The tweets had been removed from the GOP account as of 2 p.m. Wednesday.

UPDATE (Thursday, Aug. 4):How the “I’m Ready for Hillary” hangman tweet happened

Two tweets from the official Twitter account for the Riverside County Republican Party featured illustrations of a hangman holding a noose with the words, “I’m Ready for Hillary,” below.

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Donald Trump+Hillary Clinton

By John Wildermuth and Joe Garofoli
July 30, 2016
Updated: July 30, 2016 – 6:28pm

PHILADELPHIA — With the primary elections long past and the partisan cheers of July’s party conventions fading away, it’s “game on” for presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Congressional candidate Paul Chabot is sending donors a little something special in the mail: a “Terrorist Hunting Permit.”

By Beau Yarbrough/ Staff Writer
Published: July 28, 2016
Updated:   July 29, 2016 – 6:42 a.m.

Congressional candidate Paul Chabot is sending donors a little something special in the mail: a “Terrorist Hunting Permit.”

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Rep. Loretta Sanchez, left, and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. (Associated Press)

Phil Willon
July 27, 2016 – 9:00.P.M.

Half of California’s likely Republican voters and a third of independents said they wouldn’t vote for either candidate in the state’s U.S. Senate race this November, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump takes lead in two new national polls

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Monday, July 25, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

It didn’t take long.

Two new national polls out Monday morning now have Republican Nominee Donald Trump leading Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump completes successful convention week

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Sunday, July 24, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump capped off a successful week with an excellent acceptance speech, and a political foe cutting his own throat.

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Ann-Coulter

Ann Coulter likens Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick to friend who ‘gets engaged to a loser.

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
July 20, 2016 – 10:20 AM

  • Conservative author tells California Republicans she hasn’t seen “one minute” of Republican National Convention
  • Coulter selling a book, speaking to California delegates far from Cleveland
  • U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton expected to address delegates on Thursday

Sandusky, Ohio —

What kind of crowd-seeker will make the 60-mile slog from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to address the California Republican Party at its daily breakfasts here?

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InlandPolitics: Republican National Convention begins Monday

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Sunday, July 17, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

It’s finally here. The Republican National Convention (RNC) will start Monday in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Politico: Trump team scores big win as RNC writes its convention rules

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The Never Trump movement tried to make a stand. It failed by a massive margin.

By Kyle Cheney
07/14/16 – 11:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND — Efforts to block Donald Trump’s nomination — hyped for months by proponents as a growing grass-roots movement among Republican activists attending next week’s convention — turned out to be a flop.

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Sharon Runner

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
July 14, 2016 – 8:58 AM

  • Runner underwent a double lung transplant
  • Runner said earlier this year she wouldn’t seek re-election

California Sen. Sharon Runner, who returned to the Legislature last year following a double lung transplant, died Thursday. The Lancaster Republican was 62.

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POLITICO: GOP aims for Hillary in FBI hearing

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By Seung Min Kim
Published: 07/07/16 – 10:49 AM EDT
Updated: 07/07/16 – 05:56 PM EDT

Frustrated by FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend criminal charges for Hillary Clinton, House Republicans used his Thursday testimony to hammer Clinton’s past defenses of her private email server — their latest bid to undermine the Democratic frontrunner’s trustworthiness.

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InlandPolitics: CNN reminiscent of Radio Moscow of the 70’s

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CNN

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – 11:00 p.m.

Listening and watching the goings on with CNN since both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump locked up their respective party’s nomination has been anything but balanced.

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InlandPolitics: FBI Director Comey gives Trump a gift

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – 01:30 a.m.

To read the statement by FBI Director Director James Comey, click here.

The FBI will recommend that no criminal charges be levied against Former Secretary of State Hilly Clinton over her use of a home-brew email server for official government business.

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The American Spectator: When Trump Fought the Racists

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Jeffrey Lord
November 13, 2015 – 9:00 am

And so the cry went up.

“Trump is a racist!” was the mocking cry from an off-stage Larry David when Trump recently hosted Saturday Night Live. The David bit was designed to make fun not of Trump but Trump’s critics. In this case a left-wing group calling itself deportracism.com which, without the slightest sense of irony, put together a thoroughly racist ad having children spewing obscenities as they proclaimed their allegiance not to America and its ideals but rather to their race. A chilling reminder of all those fresh-faced young Germans of long ago pledging allegiance to their Aryan race.

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InlandPolitics: Well-respected poll has Trump, Clinton in dead heat

Polling

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

So much for that piece of crap ABC News/Washington Post Poll released on Sunday morning.

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InlandPolitics: Bye Bye Mr. George Will!

George Will

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 09:15 a.m.

Long-time political pundit, Pulitzer Prize winning author and conservative stalwart George Will has left the Republican Party.

It was the buzz on all the political shows over the weekend.

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InlandPolitics: Let’s touch on the Presidential race

Donald Trump+Hillary Clinton

Monday, June 28, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

The back and forth between part presumptive nominee’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is interesting these days.

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Daily Bulletin: Latest election results solidifying second-place finishers

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By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/24/16 – 11:03 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A close race for second place in California’s 8th Congressional District just got a little less close.

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U.C. Irvine

By Roxana Kopetman / Staff Writer
June 22, 2016 – Updated 10:38 p.m.

IRVINE – The College Republicans at UCI was banned from meeting on much of the campus – hours after university administrators learned that the Republican youth plan to bring back a controversial speaker to campus before the November election.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
June 14, 2016 – 3:52 PM

  • Capitol politicians sneak measures through process
  • Ballot measure would require waiting period
  • Legislature responds with its own proposal

The timing could not have been more perfect.

As dozens of state budget “trailer bills” were being given their first public airing Monday, in another part of the Capitol legislators were mulling whether the public should be given more time to review legislation before it is passed.

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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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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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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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InlandPolitics: Primary election outcomes into focus

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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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SBCO Seal

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

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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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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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The Sacramento Bee: Tony Strickland agrees to $40,000 ethics fine

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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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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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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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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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Politico: State GOP leaders crush ‘Never Trump’ rebellions

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

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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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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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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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Fox & Hounds: CA Primary Still Important for Down Ballot Contenders

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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?

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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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