Archive for the ‘ Raul Ruiz ’ Category

The PE: ELECTION 2014: Inland congressional races a referendum on 2012 results

Campaigns

Published: Aug. 16, 2014 Updated: 8:19 p.m.

In a way, the 2014 Inland congressional races are about what happened two years ago.

Democrats gained ground in 2012 by capturing an open seat and ousting a veteran Republican incumbent. Those first-term Democrats are now running for re-election in a test of how much the Inland Empire is changing politically.

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

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: GOP pounces on Ruiz missed vote

Raul Ruiz

Ruiz

Published: Aug. 10, 2014 Updated: 10:43 p.m.

A missed vote by Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, has opened up a line of attack for Republicans.

To read column by Jeff Horseman in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICS: Ruiz reports stunning $1.9 million war chest

Raul Ruiz

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert.

Published: July 16, 2014 Updated: 5:11 p.m.

WASHINGTON – Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, reported a stunning $1.9 million cash on hand as of June 30, more than eight times the war chest of his challenger, Republican Brian Nestande, who had $234,632, newly released Federal Election Commission documents show.

To read story by Cathy Taylor in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

SacBee: Dan Walters: Democrats’ congressional seats at risk in California

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2014 – 12:49 am

Months ago, without saying it publicly, Democrats gave up hopes of regaining control of the House of Representatives and began concentrating resources on saving their command of the U.S. Senate.

Read the rest of this entry »

Raul Ruiz

Ruiz

May 12, 2014; 10:10 PM

Rep. Raul Ruiz of Palm Desert is expected to ride his name recognition and other advantages of incumbency to one of the top two spots in the June 3 California primary.

To read story by Elizabeth Held in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Ruiz out-raises rivals in congressional race

Raul Ruiz

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert

May 02, 2014; 06:50 PM

Rep. Raul Ruiz has more than $1.5 million in cash on hand as he defends his congressional seat for the first time, campaign finance records show.

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

The PE: CONGRESS: Raul Ruiz outpaces GOP rivals in fundraising

Raul Ruiz

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert

April 19, 2014

Rep. Raul Ruiz has more than $1.5 million in cash on hand as he defends his congressional seat for the first time, campaign finance records show.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Empire Blog, click here.

SacBee: Democratic super PAC reserves TV airtime in California

democrat_donkey

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 18, 2014

In politics, it’s never too early to plan.

A Democratic super PAC announced Friday that it has reserved more than $800,000 in television time for the home stretch of the general election in California.

Read the rest of this entry »

LATimes: 4 Democrats in state, all freshman House members, facing tough elections

Rep. Raul Ruiz

With a short history in elected office, Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) is going to have to work especially hard to let residents of his 36th District know what he has done for them. All four embattled Democrats will need to figure out ways to win voters outside the party without alienating those within it to the point that they stay home on election day, a strategist said. (Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times / September 12, 2012)

By Jean Merl
March 17, 2014, 10:05 p.m.

At a recent reception in their honor, four of California’s Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss.

Read the rest of this entry »

The PE: POLITICS: Inland area has two hot contests for 2014

Gary Miller

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, meets with Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson, left, and Lupe Valdez, Director of Public Affairs for the Union Pacific Railroad, during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Colton Crossing in August 2013. (Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

February 05, 2014; 04:02 PM

WASHINGTON — Two of the hottest 2014 Congressional races in California and the nation will go down in the Inland area.

To read story by David Hood in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: CD-36: Ruiz, Nestande building war-chests

Raul Ruiz+Brian Nestande

Raul Ruiz at left. Brian Nestande right.

Sunday, February 2, 2014 – 02:00 p.m.

The race between Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-La Quinta) and State Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert), to represent the 36th Congressional District, is looking to be an all out battle.

Read the rest of this entry »

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: OBAMACARE: A 2014 liability for Inland Democrats?

Mark Takano

Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, has defended Obamacare during his first term in office. (Terry Pierson/Staff Photographer)

January 19, 2014; 01:23 PM

Republicans hope a steady dose of Obamacare-bashing will lead them to victory in the 2014 congressional races.

But will a full-on assault against the national health care law work in the Inland Empire, where two Democratic House incumbents are defending their seats for the first time?

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

SacBee: Ray Haynes considers challenging Rep. Raul Ruiz in 36th district

Mimi Walters, Ray Haynes

Former State Senator Ray Haynes.

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 6, 2014

Republican Ray Haynes is weighing a run for Congress in the Southern California desert.

Read the rest of this entry »

SacBee: Dan Walters: Two issues put California House seats in crosshairs

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am

Two sagas have dominated national politics this year – the federal government’s partial shutdown because of a partisan stalemate and the very rocky launch of the national health care program.

Read the rest of this entry »

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Is there a doctor on board? Yes – Raul Ruiz

Politics

October 25, 2013; 05:23 PM

Rep. Raul Ruiz’s day job came in handy thousands of feet above the air.

Ruiz, a Harvard-educated medical doctor, came to the aid of a stricken passenger during an Oct. 24 flight from Washington to Fort Worth, Texas. Ruiz and a fireman tended to a man in his 60s who fainted in his seat about 30 minutes into the American Airlines flight, The Desert Sun reported.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Alicia Robinson and Dayna Straehley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: CONGRESS: Nestande makes his candidacy official

64thad22_Nestande.jpg

Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert

October 14, 2013; 05:52 PM

SACRAMENTO — After months spent lining up a campaign team and raising money, Riverside County Assemblyman Brian Nestande will make it official Tuesday: he’s running for Congress.

To read story by Jim Miller 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: SHUTDOWN: Report – Raul Ruiz votes for GOP-sponsored amendment

Campaigns

October 2, 2013

UPDATE: Ruiz is denying his vote represents a flip-flop.

“I am being pragmatic here, and I want pragmatic solutions,” he told The Desert Sun. “Saying that I want a clean (continuing resolution) is not saying that I’m not going to vote for anything other than a clean CR. I voted consistently with things I supported in the past.”

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: Political Empire Blog: CONGRESS: Latest forecasts for Inland seats

U.S. Capitol

September 16, 2013

The latest political insider forecasts of how the 2014 races will shape out have slightly differing opinions on a couple Inland House of Representatives seats.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Republicans victorious in legislative softball game

Campaigns

September 08, 2013; 04:00 PM

California Republicans have had a rough go of it in recent elections, but there’s one place where the GOP brand remains dominant: the softball field.

To read column by Imran Ghori, Erin Waldner and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: CONGRESS: Making the rounds during recess

Gary Miller

Gary Miller steps off the stage after speaking during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Colton Crossing on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. (Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

August 30, 2013; 06:54 PM

For members of Inland Southern California’s congressional delegation, summer recess means time to tour businesses in their districts, meet with local elected officials and even journey to the border of war-torn Syria.

To read story by Imran Ghori, Jim Miller and Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Heading to the Holy Land

Campaigns

August 02, 2013; 06:42 PM

Two Inland congressmen are spending next week in the Holy Land.

Reps. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, and Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, will be in Israel Aug. 5 through 11 as part of a tour sponsored by a foundation with ties to a pro-Israel lobbying group.

To read column by Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: CONGRESS: Ruiz’s re-election chances rated a toss-up

Campaigns

June 16, 2013
by Jeff Horseman

I just blogged about Rep. Raul Ruiz playing in the annual congressional charity baseball game. But his chances of suiting up for future games are shaky, according to a political forecast.

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

Campaigns

June 16, 2013; 02:15 PM

Fear not, sports fans. Inland Southern California’s congressional delegation has a hot new rookie to replace the departed Joe Baca.

To read column by Jim Miller and Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: A “Game of Dems” in congressional district

nsecond12_rutherford.JPG

Rutherford

June 07, 2013; 07:55 PM

San Bernardino County Board Chairwoman Janice Rutherford has hired a former aide to disgraced ex-Assessor Bill Postmus as a policy advisor.

To read column by Imran Ghori, Jeff Horseman and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Democracy in (in)action in Senate ballot

Campaigns

March 17, 2013; 06:35 PM

Turnout in last Tuesday’s special election in Inland Southern California’s 32nd Senate District stands at a whopping 9.6 percent.

To read the Political Empire column in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Documentary to focus on Takano’s campaign

Campaigns

March 10, 2013; 06:18 PM

As Mark Takano waged an ultimately winning campaign for Riverside’s congressional seat, an independent film crew was there.

Now the crew is putting the finishing touches on “How to Get Elected in America,” a documentary on Takano’s fight to become the first openly gay member of an ethnic minority to be elected to Congress.

To read column in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Derry fine with being GOP “second-in-command”

Neil Derry

Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry/THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

February 09, 2013; 12:33 PM

While former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry lost his bid for chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Party, he plans to remain active as its vice-chairman.

To read column by Imran Ghori, Alicia Robinson and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

SFChronicle: California politicians to watch in 2013

Carla Marinucci

Carla Marinucci

Carla Marinucci
Updated 11:22 pm, Sunday, January 13, 2013

While California did not determine the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, the state had no shortage of political dramas last year, from the state’s budget woes to the debut of the “top two” primary election ballots that send candidates with the most votes, regardless of political party, to the general election in November.

Read the rest of this entry »

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: House website whizzes botch Ruiz’s name

Campaigns

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
January 06, 2013; 06:33 PM

You’ve spent more than a year running for Congress, endured millions of dollars in attacks from your opponent and shadowy Super PACs, and yet still prevailed.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Nestande still pushing anti-deferral measure

Campaigns

December 23, 2012; 08:00 PM

It didn’t get a single hearing last time around, but no matter: Assemblyman Brian Nestande is back with legislation that would prohibit the state from postponing required payments to schools from one fiscal year to the next.

To read column, by Ben Goad, Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.