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InlandPolitics: Why are people so shocked over “Inbred Inland Empire” label ?

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Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 05:30 p.m.

I had to roll my eyes over all the outrage arising from the revelation that an official for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) referred to the Inland Empire as the “Inbred Inland Empire”.

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Ontario-Airport

Published: Oct. 2, 2014 – Updated: 3:45 p.m.

Rep. Ken Calvert has appealed to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta’s Inland roots in a complaint letter about a Los Angeles airport official’s comment about the “inbred Inland Empire.”

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: ONTARIO: ‘Inbred Inland Empire’ not aimed at region, airports exec claims

Ken Calvert

Calvert

Published: Sept. 29, 2014 Updated: 11:05 p.m.

Inland Rep. Ken Calvert wants a Los Angeles airport executive fired for using the term “inbred Inland Empire” and calling improvements at Ontario International Airport “a storied tale of charity toward the Inland Empire.”

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: Calvert, Cook benefit from incumbent advantage

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Fundraising ability, name recognition will give decisive lift to the two members

BY DAVID HOOD AND ELIZABETH HELD / WASHINGTON BUREAU
Published: April 24, 2014 Updated: May 13, 2014 7:28 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Incumbency and established fundraising are two of the most powerful advantages two Inland congressmen have over their challengers in the June 3 primary battle.

Reps. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, and Ken Calvert, R-Corona, both have amassed war chests that outstrip their respective challengers by hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to Federal Election Commission filings released April 15.

To read story by David Hood and Elizabeth Held in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: FARM BILL: Five of seven Inland representatives vote no

Ken Calvert

Calvert

January 29, 2014; 10:26 PM

Most of the Inland Empire’s congressional representatives voted against a compromise farm bill Wednesday, Jan. 29, with some objecting to food stamp cuts and others critical of what they saw as wasteful spending.

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

The PE: CONGRESS: New post a boon for Calvert

Ken Calvert

Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona.

November 27, 2013; 04:43 PM

Veteran Inland Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, will have more influence over federal spending, energy policy and environmental regulation as head of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.

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

The PE: SHUTDOWN: Calvert, Ruiz among Inland reps refusing salary

U.S. House of Representatives

October 03, 2013; 07:45 PM

At least four members of the Inland congressional delegation are refusing to be paid until the federal government shutdown ends.

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

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Lawmaker sues colleague and likely rival

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September 20, 2013; 06:21 PM

You know it will be a rough race when the election isn’t until next year and one of the candidates takes a likely rival – and legislative colleague – to court.

To read column in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: 42ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: Three’s company for Democrats

Ken Calvert

Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona)

August 12, 2013

A third Democrat has filed candidacy papers to run for Riverside County’s 42nd Congressional District in 2014.

To read post by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: CONGRESS: Stone won’t run against Calvert in 2014

Jeff Stone

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone.

April 15, 2013; 05:11 PM

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone ended months of speculation by announcing Monday, April 15, that he will not run for Congress against Rep. Ken Calvert in 2014.

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

The PE: CONGRESS: Stone’s colleagues back Calvert

Ken Calvert

Congressman Ken Calvert

January 09, 2013; 05:39 PM

Take that, Jeff Stone.

Days after the Riverside County supervisor announced that he might challenge incumbent Rep. Ken Calvert in 2014, Calvert counterpunched, announcing that all of Stone’s colleagues on the Board of Supervisors have endorsed him.

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

The PE: CONGRESS: Jeff Stone considers running against Calvert

Jeff Stone

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone is considering running for Congress against U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona.

January 04, 2013; 09:29 PM

Angered by U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert’s vote on the fiscal cliff bill, Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone said he’s forming an exploratory committee to pursue a possible run for the veteran Republican’s congressional seat.

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

InlandPolitics: U.S. Congress: Bono Mack, Baca lose seats

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

U.S. Representatives Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) and Joe Baca (D-Rialto), two veteran members of Congress, lost their re-election bids Tuesday night.

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InlandPolitics: The candidate contests

Monday, November 5, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.
Last modified: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 0 08:30 a.m.

Here’s a few commonsense candidate recommendations, in select contests, for Riverside and San Bernardino County voters to consider.

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DailyBulletin: Congressional hearing to discuss ONT

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/24/2012 09:17:16 PM PDT
Updated: 09/24/2012 10:04:20 PM PDT

ONTARIO – The case for local control of L.A./Ontario International Airport, and its economic importance to the region, will be heard at a special congressional hearing on Thursday at City Hall.

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The PE: 2012 ELECTIONS: Calvert, Hunter appear strong in re-election bids

BY BEN GOAD
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 02 June 2012 07:26 PM

All is seemingly quiet in southwestern Riverside County this election season, with a pair of GOP incumbents expected to cruise through Tuesday’s primary on the way to a November general election where they would also be seen as strong favorites.

Perhaps the biggest question is who will oppose Reps. Ken Calvert and Duncan Hunter, who found themselves in favorable districts after the California Citizens Redistricting Commission drew new political lines last summer.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Candidates make final fundraising push before primary

Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs

 

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 25 May 2012 06:36 PM

WASHINGTON — Candidates for Inland Southern California’s newly reshaped congressional districts filed their final fundraising reports before the June 5 primary, shedding new light on the region’s contested House races.

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione topped all area candidates, collecting more than $177,000 between April 1 and May 16, Federal Election Commission reports show. Tavaglione, a Republican, jumped ahead of his chief rival, Democrat Mark Takano, for the election cycle. Tavaglione has now raised just under $600,000 in his bid for the 41st Congressional District, which includes Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris and Jurupa Valley.

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The PE: ELECTION 2012: Inland candidates awash in political cash

BY JIM MILLER AND BEN GOAD
STAFF WRITERS
jmiller@pe.com | bgoad@pe.com

Published: 27 April 2012 03:01 PM

Candidates for Inland Southern California congressional and legislative contests on the June ballot have raised more than $9.4 million, with four-fifths of the money originating from outside the districts they seek to represent.

Every state is represented in the Inland money rush. The amount eclipses what had been raised at this point two years ago and will continue to swell throughout the election cycle. Independent expenditure groups, which are not covered by candidate contribution limits, will inject millions more into the region’s races in the weeks and months ahead.

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The PE: INLAND REPUBLICANS: Delegation mostly slams Obama’s speech

Details of the president’s annual speech to Congress came under harsh fire from members of the Inland region’s Republican delegation./AP

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com

Published: 24 January 2012 09:18 PM

WASHINGTON — The central initiatives laid out in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night seem tailored to address Inland Southern California’s largest problems: unemployment and the home foreclosure crisis.

Yet the details of his plan raised concerns from some area officials and came under harsh fire from members of the region’s predominantly Republican congressional delegation, signaling a contentious election year in Washington and a tough road ahead for the president’s agenda.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Lawmakers to look local in election year

Lawmakers will take on legislation sure to please most constituents and unlikely to alienate many at election time

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
ben.goad@yahoo.com

Published: 08 January 2012 08:26 PM

WASHINGTON — Entering a contentious 2012 election season, Congress isn’t expected to tackle many of the nation’s most divisive issues.

Inland lawmakers hope to take advantage of the void left by shelved debates over immigration reform, health care, climate change and other battles by pressing forward with less controversial legislation focused on improving the region.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Tax cut extension plans split Inland delegation

Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona./The Press-Enterprise

The region’s politicians in Washington are split along partisan lines about how to extend tax cuts and jobless aid
BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU

bgoad@pe.com

Published: 13 December 2011 08:28 PM

WASHINGTON — As the debate over extending a soon-to-expire payroll tax cut and benefits for the unemployed nears a crescendo in Congress, few corners of the nation have more at stake than does economically battered Inland Southern California.

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The PE: CONGRESS: How Inland representatives voted

ROLL CALL REPORT SYNDICATE
Published: 03 December 2011 05:25 PM

Here is how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 2.

HOUSE

RULES FOR UNION ELECTIONS: Voting 235 for and 188 against, the House on Nov. 30 passed a Republican bill (HR 3094) to block a proposed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule to quicken the pace of union elections. Now before the Senate, the bill targets a labor-relations rule that could take effect by year’s end. Under the rule, elections on whether to form into a collective-bargaining unit could be held as soon as 10 days after the NLRB certifies the election petition. The bill would require a wait of at least 35 days to give employers more time to attempt to persuade workers to reject unionization, and it would give employers more say in determining which workers are eligible for the bargaining unit.

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The PE: POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Issa tops congressional wealth list

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FROM STAFF REPORTS
Published: 27 November 2011 07:24 PM

Once again, Inland Rep. Darrell Issa has been placed atop a list of the richest members of Congress.

Issa, R-Vista, whose invention of the Viper car alarm helped him amass a fortune, is worth at least $195 million and possibly more than $700 million, according to a report released this month by the Center for Responsive Politics.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Inland congressmen urge LA to fix Ontario

Customers are few at ticket counters inside Terminal 4 at Ontario International Airport.

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 21 November 2011 09:44 PM

Two Inland congressmen, fed up with the increasingly empty terminals at Ontario International Airport, on Monday asked U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for help.

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The Sun: House subcommittee takes on federal fish protection ruling

Members of the House subcommittee on water and power hear testimony on a controversial federal ruling to expand critical habitat for the Santa Ana sucker fish. Critics say the expansion will harm the region’s economy. From left to right are Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Riverside, Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Granite Bay, and Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands. (Neil Nisperos Staff)

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/18/2011 03:37:38 PM PDT

HIGHLAND – The federal government’s protection of a threatened fish could be catastrophic for the Inland Empire, critics told members of the House Subcommittee on Water and Power on Tuesday.

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The PE: ELECTION 2012: Incumbents outpace challengers in congressional races

BY BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON BUREAU
bgoad@pe.com
Published: 17 October 2011 08:04 PM

WASHINGTON — Incumbents outpaced challengers in fundraising efforts in the third quarter , as candidates in the freshly redrawn set of Inland congressional districts amassed their war chests in advance of the 2012 elections, new campaign finance reports show.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: GOP lawmakers in safe seats open to redraw

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Inland lawmakers state Sen. Joel Anderson and Rep. Ken Calvert would seem to have had their prayers answered in the Senate and congressional remaps approved last month.

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The PE: Inland area suffers recent setbacks at state, federal levels

10:35 PM PDT on Saturday, July 23, 2011

By JIM MILLER, BEN GOAD and DUG BEGLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Making public policy often produces its share of winners and losers, but Inland Southern California has had a decidedly bad run of luck the last few weeks.

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The PE: CAMPAIGN 2012: Inland incumbents post big fundraising totals

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, July 18, 2011

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Inland Southern California’s congressional incumbents are busy amassing their war chests for a 2012 election season filled with uncertainty, federal campaign finance reports show.

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The PE: POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Baca and the Golf Summit

Rep. Joe Baca

 

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Between the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club and the rabid anticipation of this past weekend’s “golf summit” between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, Washington has been consumed with the sport.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Lawmakers draw battle lines on worker verification bill

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, June 12, 2011

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans are poised to press forward with legislation requiring all U.S. employers to use an electronic worker verification program penned by Inland Rep. Ken Calvert.

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The PE: Sans earmarks, lawmakers still seek funding for programs

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, June 4, 2011

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Congressional earmarks may be dead for the moment, but that isn’t stopping individual lawmakers from requesting federal funding for their favorite programs.

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The PE: Inland House members united against ‘clean’ debt ceiling increase

By PE Politics
June 1, 2011 12:40 PM

Inland Southern California’s five-member House delegation voted last night against a measure to lift the nation’s national debt ceiling.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Inland lawmakers launch aggressive fundraising efforts

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, May 6, 2011

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Inland Southern California’s congressional members don’t know what their districts will look like when a state panel finishes drawing new political lines.

But that isn’t stopping most of them from launching aggressive fundraising efforts in advance of what is expected to be a wild 2012 election season.

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10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Friday capped an eye-raising few months in the seating assignments of Assembly members Tim Donnelly and Gil Cedillo.

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The PE: Calvert tapped for role with intelligence panel

Calvert

 

By PE Politics
March 24, 2011 11:17 AM

Inland Rep. Ken Calvert was among three members of the House Appropriations Committee chosen this week to serve as liaisons to the panel that oversees federal intelligence matters.

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The PE: Inland Southern California in store for political gains

11:46 PM PST on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

By JIM MILLER and BEN GOAD
The Press-Enterprise

California’s political landscape lurched to the east Tuesday as new census numbers point to a major increase in representation for Inland Southern California over the next decade.

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The PE: Inland Republicans press on against illegal immigration

10:00 PM PST on Friday, January 28, 2011

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – As the GOP looks to improve the party’s image among the nation’s burgeoning Hispanic community, area House Republicans are pressing forward with legislation meant to fight illegal immigration.

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The PE: After losing chairmanship bid, Lewis gets next best thing

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By PE Politics
on January 7, 2011 1:07 PM

House Republicans on Friday announced key leadership positions within the powerful House Appropriations Committee. And while Inland Rep. Jerry Lewis lost his race for the committee’s top spot, he’ll get to be second in command on five of the panel’s 12 subcommittees as “chairman emeritus.”

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SacBee: California’s clout shifts with new Congress

By Michael Doyle
mdoyle@mcclatchydc.com
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

WASHINGTON – Bakersfield is in, the Bay Area is out. But California as a whole could hold its own in the new Congress that starts Wednesday.

The shifting Capitol Hill currents are summed up in the demotion of soon-to-be former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ascension of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, as the next House majority whip.

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The PE: Region’s Republicans ready for action in new House majority

10:00 PM PST on Thursday, December 23, 2010

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Inland Southern California’s Republican House members are poised for action once their party takes control of the chamber next month.

Last month’s Election Day landslide delivered the GOP a comfortable House majority and, they say, a mandate to shrink government, slash federal spending and begin the work of undoing key initiatives undertaken by the Obama administration, including the sweeping health care law passed earlier this year.

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The PE: Inland lawmakers unite behind bill to extend tax cuts

By PE Politics
on December 17, 2010 8:24 AM

Inland Southern California’s congressional delegation voted early this morning to extend for two years a set of Bush-era tax cuts that had been scheduled to expire on New Year’s Eve.

The bill passed just after midnight by a tally of 277-148, and now heads to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law as early as today.

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OCRegister: Lawsuit dismissed in Rep. Calvert land deal

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December 10th, 2010, 3:47 pm · Post a Comment · posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

A lawsuit over land sold to Rep. Ken Calvert and his partners has been dismissed by a Riverside Superior Court judge after a settlement was reached.

In 2001, a Riverside sewage district held a special board meeting and agreed to sell 4.3 acres of land for $1.2 million to Calvert and his partners, who plan to build a mini-storage facility there.

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The PE: CD 45: Tea Party group snubs Bono Mack

By PE Politics
on October 25, 2010 12:01 PM

The Tea Party Express this morning endorsed more than two dozen congressional candidates in California, including Reps. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, and Ken Calvert, R-Corona.

But noticeably absent from the conservative group’s list is any endorsement in the 45th Congressional District, where Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, is facing a stiff challenge from her hometown’s mayor, Democrat Steve Pougnet.

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The PE: Increased fundraising in key Inland races

09:55 PM PDT on Saturday, October 16, 2010

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

With control of the House of Representatives on the line, recent months have seen a flurry of campaign fundraising and spending in tight races from coast to coast.

The battles for Inland Southern California’s two most hotly contested seats are no exception, with campaign fundraising and expenditures well above previous election totals in California’s 44th and 45th congressional districts.

The PE: How They Voted for week ending October 1st

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, October 2, 2010

WASHINGTON

From Roll Call Report Syndicate, ©2010, Thomas Voting Reports, Inc. Here’s how area members of Congress were recorded on major roll call votes in the week ending October 1.

House

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The PE: Lawmakers divided on expiration of Bush tax cuts

12:03 AM PDT on Sunday, September 19, 2010

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Inland Southern California’s federal lawmakers are divided over a plan to raise taxes for the wealthiest Americans amid a lingering economic crisis that has hit the region as hard as anywhere in the nation.

Back from its summer break, Congress is steeling for a pre-election fight over whether to extend George W. Bush-era tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of the year. Most Republicans want to extend all the cuts, while most Democrats, led by President Barack Obama, want to extend them for all but the rich.

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PE: Calvert briefly hospitalized in Corona

Calvert

06:28 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

Inland Rep. Ken Calvert was hospitalized briefly Tuesday, and was released after a “minor procedure,” a spokesman for the Corona Republican said.

Calvert, 57, had attended a pair of events early Tuesday and was feeling poorly, Jason Gagnon said. After developing a fever, he was taken to Corona Regional Medical Center, where doctors treated him for an unspecified infection before releasing him a short time later Gagnon said.

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PE: CD44: Most supes back Calvert for Congress

Ken Calvert

By PE Politics
on August 17, 2010 11:23 AM

Four out of five Riverside County supervisors recommend another term for Inland Rep. Ken Calvert.

The Corona Republican, who is seeking his 10th term in office this November, announced today that he has the backing of John F. Tavaglione, Jeff Stone, John J. Benoit and Marion Ashley. All four are registered Republicans.

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RivPE: GOP win could lift Inland influence

10:23 PM PDT on Monday, July 26, 2010

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – As Republicans eye a takeover in the House of Representatives this fall, two Inland congressmen are well positioned to reap the benefits.

Reps. Darrell Issa and Jerry Lewis serve as the top Republican members of the House Oversight and Appropriations committees, respectively. But if the Republicans win back majority status, the two lawmakers could become significantly more powerful as chairmen of the two panels.

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RivPE: Unemployment vote splits Inland delegation

By PE Politics
on July 23, 2010 7:48 AM

As reported this morning by Jack Katzanek, the House on Thursday approved legislation to extend benefits for the nation’s jobless.

The 272-152 vote went mostly along party lines, with just 10 Democrats voting against the bill and 31 Republicans voting for it. Among those were Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, whose eastern Riverside County district has been hit about as hard as anywhere in the country by the economic downturn.

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RivPE: Dems seek to link Bono Mack, Calvert to Barton, BP

By PE Politics
on June 22, 2010 10:49 AM

In the latest political reverberations from the ongoing Gulf oil spill, Inland Reps. Mary Bono Mack and Ken Calvert are among two dozen Republican lawmakers who Democrats are trying to link to embattled Rep. Joe Barton.

Barton, R-Texas, has come under fire for apologizing to British Petroleum executives during a congressional hearing last week. Democrats quickly seized on the chance to paint Barton and other Republicans as oil company apologists at a time when the industry is as unpopular as ever.

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RivPE: Jurupa park district mulls Calvert land seizure

Rep. Ken Calvert

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A resolution that would trigger the seizure of land from a partnership that includes Congressman Ken Calvert, R-Corona, will come before the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District board of directors Thursday night.

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RivPE: Candidates looking to oust incumbent House members say they can win

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, May 17, 2010

By BEN GOAD
Washington Bureau

Though out-raised and out-spent, three candidates challenging Republican incumbents in next month’s congressional primary insist they can win.

While all five Inland House members are up for re-election, three — Reps. Mary Bono Mack, Ken Calvert and Jerry Lewis — face challenges from within their party. They each are heavy favorites to win the Republican nominations.

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DailyBulletin: Miller’s foe wants him included in corruption probe

Rep. Gary MIller

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer

With hopes to unseat Rep. Gary Miller, a Chino businessman on Tuesday called on the district attorney to investigate some of Miller’s earmarks tied to an influential Rancho Cucamonga developer.

Lee McGroarty, who is among three Republicans running against Miller, R-Brea, for the 42nd Congressional District nomination in the June 8 primary, encouraged a San Bernardino County district attorney’s investigator to include Miller in investigations into county corruption and Colonies developer Jeff Burum.

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RivPE: Calvert will be deposed about Jurupa land deal

Calvert

10:57 PM PDT on Sunday, April 11, 2010

By SANDRA STOKLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Attorneys for the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District, which is locked in a legal battle over the disputed sale of property to a partnership that includes Congressman Ken Calvert, have announced that they intend to depose Calvert on May 24.

The list of planned depositions was released last week by legal firm Lepiscopo & Morrow, which represents the park district in its lawsuit against the Jurupa Community Services District.

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LATimes: Democrats and Republicans target incumbents in House races

CALIFORNIA ELECTIONS House of Representatives

Both parties, hoping for pickups in November, are focusing their energies on the June 8 primary, including two open congressional seats.
By Jean Merl

March 15, 2010

As Republicans and Democrats gear up across the country to fight this fall over seats in the House of Representatives, much of the focus in California is on the June 8 primaries. Especially in the two districts with open seats, the races will provide relatively rare change in the state’s 53-member delegation.

Two veteran representatives are retiring, Democrat Diane Watson of Los Angeles, first elected to Congress in 2001, and Republican George Radanovich of the Central Valley, who initially won the office in 1994.

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RivPE: Jobs bill splits Inland House delegation

By PE Politics
on March 5, 2010 6:29 AM

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation that proponents say would pave the way toward thousands of new jobs in the nation’s struggling economy.

As has been the case for much of the current congress, Inland Southern California’s congressional delegation was divided along party lines on the $17.6 package.

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RivPE: Tens of thousands raised for spring and fall elections

10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, February 2, 2010
By JIM MILLER, DUANE W. GANG and BEN GOAD
The Press-Enterprise

Most candidates for Inland local, legislative and congressional seats headed into the election year with well-fortified campaign treasuries, new filings show.

Campaign-finance reports due this week show that Inland candidates raised more than $2.2 million during the final months of 2009 for ballots in the spring and fall.

Riverside County is home to the 37th state Senate District, where there will be a special April 13 primary election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former Sen. John Benoit.

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