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DISTRICT UPDATES:

  • CA21 (Kings): moved from Leans Republican to Toss-Up
  • CA25 (Santa Clarita-Antelope Vly): moved from Toss-Up to Leans Republican
  • SD29 (Fullerton/Diamond Bar): moved from Likely Republican to Leans Republican
  • AD16 (Tri-Valley): moved from Leans Republican to Toss-Up
  • AD40 (Redlands): moved from Toss-Up to Leans Democrat
  • AD60 (Corona): moved from Leans Republican to Toss-Up
  • AD66 (Torrance): moved from Toss-Up to Leans Democrat

 

Happy Humpday! Only one more Wednesday before the election. Whew! Yesterday, the Secretary of State reported that in the last two days, a record-setting 501,206 new and updated online voter registrations were completed.

GREAT NEWS: This morning, Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered a pause in the "clawbacks" of bonuses awarded to re-enlistees. Thank you to all of you who reached out to your member of Congress (and those members of Congress and staffers who are Nooner readers) for your help to address this important issue affecting our veterans who returned to the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan.

You'll notice several district ratings changes above. While in previous cycles I generally kept the ratings about the underlying fundamentals of a district, this year they are dynamic. Now that we have 13.8% of vote by mail ballots (VBM) returned, there's enough intelligence to make judgements about where momentum is. In all but one case, they are moving toward Democrat, largely because Democratic VBMs are returning at a pace higher than 2012. I'm also watching the Latino numbers in these closely watched districts.

Of course, the momentum could change still. For example, in AD66 in which I'm moving to Leans Democrat from Toss-Up, the Spirit of Democracy PAC--largely funded by billionaire Stanford physicist Charles Munger--reported a $300,000 independent expenditure yesterday against Democrat Al Muratsuchi who is trying to regain the Assembly seat he lost in 2014 against Republican David Hadley. That could affect the race, where 17,475 VBMs are already in the books, and thousands more will be before the phone calls are made. Spirit of Democracy now has spent $1.1 million in the campaign against Muratsuchi.

Here's the latest vote by mail (VBM) ballot return numbers from Paul Mitchell at Political Data, with returns through yesterday:

Total VBMs returned: 1,456,380

By party:

  • Democrats: 48% of returned VBMs / 45% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 31% of returned VBMs / 27% of registered voters
  • Other: 21% of returned VBMs / 28% of registered voters

By ethnicity:

  • Latino: 14% of returned VBMs / 24% of registered voters
  • Asian: 9% of returned VBMs / 9% of registered voters

Let's look at a few of the most hard-fought races. Total returns reflects the number of VBM ballots reported by county registrars as of yesterday. On the percentages, the first number is the share of returned VBM ballots by party. The second percentage is the share of registered voters by party for that district as of the last county report. In most cases, this wouldn't include the surge in updated and new online registrations of over 500,000 seen on Sunday and Monday. The vast majority of "Other" are "No Party Preference."

Of course, votes will not be counted until November 8, although these will be the first results you'll see on election night. The returns only reflect the party registration of the voter as the envelopes are scanned upon return.

CA07 (East Sacramento County): Total returns: 46,633

  • Democrats: 46% of returned VBMs / 39% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 35% of returned VBMs / 34% of registered voters
  • Other: 19% of returned VBMs / 26% of registered voters

CA10 (Stanislaus): Total returns: 35,837

  • Democrats: 42% of returned VBMs / 39% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 41% of returned VBMs / 37% of registered voters
  • Other: 16% of returned VBMs / 24% of registered voters

CA21 (Kings): Total returns: 15,234

  • Democrats: 52% of returned VBMs / 47% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 32% of returned VBMs / 30% of registered voters
  • Other: 16% of returned VBMs / 23% of registered voters

CA25 (Santa Clarita/Antelope Vly): Total returns: 22,440

  • Democrats: 39% of returned VBMs / 38% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 42% of returned VBMs / 36% of registered voters
  • Other: 19% of returned VBMs / 26% of registered voters

CA49 (North San Diego/South Orange Counties): Total returns: 47,391

  • Democrats: 44% of returned VBMs / 31% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 35% of returned VBMs / 39% of registered voters
  • Other: 21% of returned VBMs / 23% of registered voters

SD05 (San Joaquin): Total returns: 26,524

  • Democrats: 44% of returned VBMs / 43% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 39% of returned VBMs / 34% of registered voters
  • Other: 17% of returned VBMs / 23% of registered voters

SD21 (Santa Clarita-Antelope Vly): Total returns: 25,255

  • Democrats: 39% of returned VBMs / 39% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 42% of returned VBMs / 35% of registered voters
  • Other: 19% of returned VBMs / 27% of registered voters

SD25 (Pasadena): Total returns: 31,230

  • Democrats: 48% of returned VBMs / 43% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 30% of returned VBMs / 28% of registered voters
  • Other: 22% of returned VBMs / 29% of registered voters

SD27 (Ventura): Total returns: 39,531

  • Democrats: 46% of returned VBMs / 42% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 34% of returned VBMs / 31% of registered voters
  • Other: 20% of returned VBMs / 27% of registered voters

SD29 (Fullerton/Diamond Bar): Total returns: 33,518

  • Democrats: 38% of returned VBMs / 37% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 42% of returned VBMs / 25% of registered voters
  • Other: 20% of returned VBMs / 28% of registered voters

AD16 (Tri-Valley): Total returns: 29,070

  • Democrats: 48% of returned VBMs / 41% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 29% of returned VBMs / 30% of registered voters
  • Other: 22% of returned VBMs / 29% of registered voters

AD35 (San Luis Obispo): Total returns: 34,206

  • Democrats: 39% of returned VBMs / 36% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 41% of returned VBMs / 38% of registered voters
  • Other: 20% of returned VBMs / 27% of registered voters

AD40 (Redlands): Total returns: 10,982

  • Democrats: 44% of returned VBMs / 41% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 38% of returned VBMs / 34% of registered voters
  • Other: 18% of returned VBMs / 25% of registered voters

AD60 (Corona): Total returns: 9,796

  • Democrats: 43% of returned VBMs / 38% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 40% of returned VBMs / 37% of registered voters
  • Other: 17% of returned VBMs / 25% of registered voters

AD65 (Fullerton): Total returns: 17,475

  • Democrats: 42% of returned VBMs / 41% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 38% of returned VBMs / 33% of registered voters
  • Other: 20% of returned VBMs / 26% of registered voters

AD66 (Torrance): Total returns: 16,462

  • Democrats: 46% of returned VBMs / 41% of registered voters
  • Republicans: 33% of returned VBMs / 31% of registered voters
  • Other: 21% of returned VBMs / 27% of registered voters

Important note for candidates: If your consultant is not getting updated data for your mail from a service like Political Data, you are wasting money. Of course, even with updated data, it can take 48 hours or so to get it to firm processing the mailer. But, in many cases, campaigns throw away money in waning days sending mail to folks that have already returned their ballots. My ballot was recorded as received on 10/20. I was still getting mail yesterday. We'll see about the next few days. And, since some consultants work on commission on media, including mail, there not be an incentive to reduce the universe. But, when you can reduce the universe, that's more money for chasing VBMs and GOTV on Election Day.

Also, if your existing data is not being updated, you're missing out on more than 500,000 new and updated online registrants.

THE AG LIST: The list of possible candidates for attorney general:

  • Rob Bonta, Assemblymember
  • Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney
  • Dario Frommer, former assemblymember and my fellow UCD law grad
  • George Gascon, San Francisco DA
  • Mike Gatto, Assemblymember
  • Lorena Gonzalez, Assemblymember
  • Joshua Groban, UCLA law lecturer and senior advisor to Jerry Bown, covering legal and judiciary issues
  • Clark Kelso, professor of law at McGeorge and a Republican nominee appointed to insurance commish in 2000 when the vacancy arose after Chuck Quackenbush was compelled to resign and moved to serve as the state's chief information officer under both Davis and Schwarenegger. Easy confirmation. 
  • Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles DA
  • Nancy McFadden, executive secretary to Jerry Brown, and a key part of his inner circle
  • Bill Monning, State Senator
  • Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County DA
  • Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County DA
  • Adam Schiff, member of Congress and a former prosecutor. Generally lliked by both sides in DC, which is a feat
  • Phillip A. Talbert, US attorney for the Eastern District of California

Here are the newspaper endorsements in competitive races:

  • CA07 (East Sacto County): Sacramento Bee: Ami Bera (incumbent D over R)
  • CA10 (Modesto): Modesto Bee: Michael Eggman (D over incumbent R)
  • CA17 (Milpitas-San Joss): East Bay Times: Ro Khanna (D over incumbent D)
  • CA17 (Milpitas-San Jose): San Jose Mercury News: Ro Khanna (D over incumbent D)
  • CA24 (Santa Barbara): San Luis Obispo Tribune: Salud Carbajal (D over R)
  • CA24 (Santa Barbara): Santa Barbara News Press: Justin Fareed (R over D)
  • CA24 (Santa Barbara): Ventura County Star: Salud Carbajal (D over R)
  • CA25 (Santa Clarita): LA Daily News: Steve Knight  (R incumbent over D)
  • CA25 (Santa Clarita): San Bernardino Sun: Steve Knight (R incumbent over D)
  • CA25 (Santa Clarita): Santa Clarita Signal: Steve Knight (R incumbent over D)
  • CA31 (San Bernardino): LA Daily News: Pete Aguilar (D incumbent over R)
  • CA31 (San Bernardino): San Bernardino Sun: Pete Aguilar (D incumbent over R)
  • CA36 (Coachella): Deserytt Sun: Raul Ruiz (incumbent D over R)
  • CA44 (Carson): Los Angeles Times: Nanette Barragan (D over D)
  • CA44 (Carson): Daily Breeze: Nanette Barragan (D over D)
  • CA46 (Santa Ana): Orange County Register: Lou Correa (D over D)
  • CA49 (Carlsbad): Orange County Register: Darrell Issa (R incumbent over D)
  • CA49 (Carlsbad): San Diego U-T: Darrel Issa (R incumbent over D)
  • CA52 (San Diego): San Diego U-T: Scott Peters (D incumbent over R)
  • SD03 (Yolo-Solano-Napa): Daily Democrat: Bill Dodd (D over D)
  • SD03 (Yolo-Solano-Napa): East Bay Times: Bill Dodd (D over D)
  • SD03 (Yolo-Solano-Napa): Sacramento Bee: Bill Dodd (D over D)
  • SD03 (Yolo-Solano-Napa): Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Bill Dodd (D over D)
  • SD09 (East Bay): East Bay Times: Nancy Skinner (D over D)
  • SD09 (East Bay): San Francisco Chronicle: Nancy Skinner (D) (pver D)
  • SD11 (San Francisco): San Francisco Chronicle: Scott Wiener (D over D)
  • SD21 (Santa Clarita-Antelope Vly): Antelope Valley Press: Scott Wilk (R over D)
  • SD25 (Pasadena): LA Daily News: Michael Antonovich (R over D)
  • SD27 (Ventura): Ventura County Star: Henry Stern (D over R)
  • SD27 (Ventura): Ventura County Reporter: Henry Stern (D over R)
  • SD27 (Ventura): Santa Clarita Valley Signal: Henry Stern (D over R)
  • SD27 (Ventura): LA Daily News: Steve Fazio (R over D)
  • SD27 (Ventura): San Bernardino Sun: Steve Fazio (R over D)
  • SD29 (Fullerton-Diamond Bar): San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Ling Ling Chang (R over D)
  • SD35 (South Bay): Daily Breeze: Steven Bradford (D over D)
  • AD14 (Concord): East Bay Times: Mae Torlakson (D over (D)
  • AD14 (Concord): San Francisco Chronicle: Tim Grayson (D over D)
  • AD16 (Tri-Valley): East Bay Times: Catharine Baker (R incumbent over D)
  • AD16 (Tri-Valley): San Francisco Chronicle: Catharine Baker (R incumbent over D)
  • AD31 (Fresno): Fresno Bee: Joaquin Arambula (D over D)
  • AD39 (East San Fernando): San Bernardino Sun: Patty Lopez (incumbent D over D)
  • AD27 (San Jose): San Jose Mercury news: Madison Nguyen (D over D)
  • AD35 (San Luis Obispo): San Luis Obispo Tribune: Dawn Ortiz-Legg (D over R)
  • AD38 (Santa Clarita): Ventura County Star: Christy Smith (D over R)
  • AD40 (Redlands): Riverside Press-Enterprise: Marc Steinorth (incumbent R over D)
  • AD43 (Glendale): LA Daily News: Laura Friedman (D over D)
  • AD46 (Sherman Oaks): LA Daily News: Angela Rupert (D over incumbent D)
  • AD47 (Rialto): Riverside Press Enterprise: Cheryl Brown (incumbent D over D)
  • AD47 (Rialto): San Bernardino Sun: Cheryl Brown (incumbent D over D)
  • AD60 (Corona): Riverside Press Enterprise: Eric Linder (incumbent R over D)
  • AD66 (Torrance): Daily Breeze: David Hadley (incumbent R over D)

 

PROP 61: California correctional officers launch pro-death penalty campaign [Alexei Koseff @ SacBee] - “The California Correctional Peace Officers Association on Monday released a pair of ads encouraging voters to reject Proposition 62, which would replace the death penalty with life imprisonment without parole, and support a competing measure, Proposition 66, that aims to expedite the process and resume long-stalled executions.”

THE DRAG: Trump looms large in California congressional races [Elliot Spagat @ AP] - “Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign plays large in a number of California’s most competitive congressional campaigns. Democrats already hold a 39-14 advantage in the nation’s largest congressional delegation and they are looking to add to it in November by hammering any GOP candidate who doesn’t reject Trump.”

SURGE? Latinos in California have one big reason to go to the polls: Donald Trump [Sophia Bollag @ LAT] - “Galvanized to vote in the presidential race by Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric, Latinos in California are expected to turn out in large numbers in November and have considerable influence on down-ballot races and statewide propositions.”

LOWER SIGHTS: Ted Cruz's old gang called into action to help California GOP [Phil Willon @ LAT] - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential bid may be history, but his supporters in California are banding together to help GOP candidates locked in tight down-ballot races. 

NOWHERE TO GO? The GOP dead zone: You won't find any Republicans to vote for in L.A. County [Javier Panzar @ LAT] - “When 818,000 voters in Los Angeles County fill out their ballots this election, they will find themselves in strange political territory: the only Republican names they’ll see will be presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence.”

FASCINATING: Quid has an interesting look at the chatter about California ballot measures.

A NEW ERA: The Kings regular season starts tonight, but not at the new Golden One arena in Sacramento. Instead, they start tonight in Phoenix, before christening the new arena tomorrow night. Tickets are still available, starting at $100 at cruising altitude of 30,000 feet, in other words the last row of the upper bowl. Look to pay $400 or more for lower bowl. But, all fans in attendance will get a free commemorative shirt and a "LED wristband."

END OF AN ERA: Megami Bento-Ya bidding farewell to downtown Sacramento after 33 years [Chris Macias @ SacBee] — “As downtown continues to redefine itself with the new Golden 1 Center and a wave of new business development, one of its most beloved eateries is bidding farewell. It’s not a swanky restaurant geared for power lunches and business expense accounts, but a home of saucy Japanese comfort foods for nearby office workers and others on a budget.”

HELL HATH FROZEN OVER: Davis council approves plan to trap and kill city’s wild turkeys [Cathy Locke @ SacBee] - “The plan approved by the council involves a four-pronged approach that includes discouraging residents from feeding the birds, mass capture and relocation, promoting natural predators such as foxes and coyotes, and “selective lethal removal” of overly aggressive turkeys – which could involve killing them while they’re roosting at night.”

 

CLASSIFIEDS 

  • The McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy presents “Executive Training on Persuading Legislative and Administrative Law Audiences” with Professor Jay Leach and Rex Frazier, ’00, on Friday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to Noon at McGeorge, 3200 Fifth Ave. MCLE. Register: bit.ly/2bPJNfZ.
  • SACRAMENTO-BASED THRILLER wins national honors for Best First Novel, Best Political Thriller & Best Female PI/Sleuth. "Entertaining whodunnit told with humor and intellect" ONE MURDER MORE by Kris Calvin features a woman lobbyist as the amateur sleuth, while the cast of suspects includes two CA Governors (one past, one present) & a Senate Fellow! Order now from Amazon or your favorite bookstore at www.kriscalvin.com  $13.99 trade paper $1.99 ebook! 
  • Oakland based public relations, public affairs and Democratic political consulting firm, with a portfolio of high-profile clients seeks an experienced and talented communicator to join our team. Should have at least two years of experience. This is not a campaign job but campaign experience is valued. Resumes, .pdf preferred, to oaklandprsearch@gmail.com
  • Oakland based public relations, public affairs and Democratic political consulting firm, with a portfolio of high-profile clients seeks an experienced and talented communicator to join our team. Should have at least two years of experience. This is not a campaign job but campaign experience is valued. Resumes, .pdf preferred, to oaklandprsearch@gmail.com
  • Office Space for Rent: Quiet location two blocks away from Capitol.  Share space with a professional services firm.  Up to three offices in six-office suite (2,300 sqft).  Conference room, copy/printer room, reception, kitchenette, janitorial, parking.  Terms are negotiable. 1510 14th Street, Sacramento. (916) 444-7158.

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
California Latino Caucus Leadership Pac Dawn Ortiz-legg (Support) $311 10/24/2016 10/26/2016
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Cheryl Brown (Support) $7,963 10/03/2016 10/25/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. In (Support) $478 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. In (Support) $253 10/19/2016 10/25/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. In (Support) $272 10/20/2016 10/25/2016
Asian American Small Business Pac Al Muratsuchi (Support) $2,642 10/19/2016 10/25/2016
Cal Fire Local 2881 Small Contributor Pac Chuck Washington (Support) $5,000 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Josh Newman (Oppose) $11,354 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Marc Steinorth (Support) $37,000 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Alonzo Tony Terry (Support) $2,216 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Crystal Sawyer-white (Support) $2,216 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Fernando Navarro (Support) $2,216 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $5,700 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Issues Committee Measure X (Oppose) $21,031 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Ash Kalra (Support) $41,000 10/11/2016 10/25/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Ash Kalra (Support) $24,000 10/14/2016 10/25/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Ash Kalra (Support) $24,000 10/13/2016 10/25/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Vicki Veenker (Support) $24,000 10/13/2016 10/25/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Vicki Veenker (Support) $41,000 10/11/2016 10/25/2016
California Farm Bureau Federation Fund To Protect The Family Farm (farm Pac) Jane Kim (Oppose) $26,000 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Homeowners Association Mary Ann Gaido (Oppose) $25,070 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
California Latino Caucus Leadership Pac Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $311 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Latino Caucus Leadership Pac Sabrina Cervantes (Support) $311 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Latino Caucus Leadership Pac Abigail Medina (Support) $311 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Medical Association Independent Expenditure Committee Josh Newman (Oppose) $24,792 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Ash Kalra (Oppose) $155,021 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
California Taxpayers Coalition Arturo Ferreras (Oppose) $4,021 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
California Taxpayers Coalition Mark Lopez (Oppose) $4,865 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Cheryl Brown (Support) $3,780 10/20/2016 10/25/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Cheryl Brown (Support) $10,514 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Tim Grayson (Support) $14,161 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Cheryl Brown (Support) $95,880 10/19/2016 10/25/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Eloise Reyes (Oppose) $15,750 10/19/2016 10/25/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Cheryl Brown (Support) $8,860 10/21/2016 10/25/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Cheryl Brown (Support) $2,109 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Marc Berman (Support) $15,739 10/27/2016 10/25/2016
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Rudy Salas (Support) $15,310 10/27/2016 10/25/2016
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Raul Bocanegra (Support) $8,367 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Cathleen Galgiani (Support) $9,935 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Dart Container Corporation Eric Linder (Support) $10,369 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Dart Container Corporation Raul Bocanegra (Support) $8,365 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Dart Container Corporation Cathleen Galgiani (Support) $11,662 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Marc Berman (Support) $140,500 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $21,911 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Bill Dodd (Support) $100,111 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Equality California Political Action Committee Jane Kim (Oppose) $221,704 10/10/2016 10/25/2016
Equality California Political Action Committee Jane Kim (Oppose) $176,772 10/17/2016 10/25/2016
Equality California Political Action Committee Jane Kim (Oppose) $76,670 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Foundation For Independent Research & Education Issues Committee, Sponsored By Independent Voter Pac Encinitas Housing Plan (Support) $10,000 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Govern For California Action Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $20,701 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Govern For California Action Committee Mae Torlakson (Oppose) $43,398 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Grow Elect Roland Velasco (Support) $7,460 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Inland Empire Citizens Committee Lydia Salazar-wibert (Oppose) $1,005 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Josh Newman (Oppose) $40,789 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
Keep California Golden Raul Bocanegra (Support) $43,147 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Raul Bocanegra (Support) $23,477 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Marc Steinorth (Support) $17,778 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Abigail Medina (Oppose) $32,960 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Josh Newman (Oppose) $153,319 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
Kim For Senate 2016, Sponsored By A Coalition Of Families, Nurses, Health Care, Service, Hotel And Electrical Workers; Working Families For Jane Scott Wiener (Oppose) $64,607 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $400 10/21/2016 10/25/2016
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $1,980 10/20/2016 10/25/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Ash Kalra (Support) $16,565 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Madison Nguyen (Oppose) $39,237 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Tim Grayson (Oppose) $58,215 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Orange County Dignity Pac, Sponsored By Orange County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $11,616 05/25/2016 10/25/2016
Orange County Dignity Pac, Sponsored By Orange County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $272 10/22/2016 10/25/2016
Orange County Dignity Pac, Sponsored By Orange County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $396 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Orange County Dignity Pac, Sponsored By Orange County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $249 05/26/2016 10/25/2016
Outfront Media Inc. Kathryn Barger (Support) $10,000 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $9,470 10/22/2016 10/25/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Rosie Torres (Oppose) $7,053 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $8,500 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Ash Kalra (Oppose) $9,470 10/22/2016 10/25/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jumoke Hinton-hodge (Support) $825 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Lashae Collins (Support) $200 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Ash Kalra (Oppose) $94,826 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee James Harris (Support) $825 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Anna Caballero (Support) $3,000 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $45,546 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
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Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Al Muratsuchi (Support) $13,081 10/20/2016 10/25/2016
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Henry Stern (Support) $11 09/24/2016 10/25/2016
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Laura Friedman (Support) $2,108 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
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Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Henry Stern (Support) $13,647 10/20/2016 10/25/2016
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Reyes For Assembly 2016, Sponsored By A Coalition Of Labor Unions And Environmental Justice Organizations; Neighbors United For A Stronger Middle Class To Support Eloise Cheryl Brown (Oppose) $50,074 10/24/2016 10/25/2016
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Spirit Of Democracy California Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $300,000 10/25/2016 10/25/2016
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United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $434 10/21/2016 10/25/2016
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Spurred by a negative presidential contest, Latino voters in California are expected to have considerable influence on down-ballot races and statewide propositions in the November election

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Civil rights advocates have filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the California Department of Motor Vehicles from suspending driver's licenses for people who can't afford to pay traffic fines.

Iran Sentences Another American, A 46-year-old From San Diego, To Prison For 'collaborating' With The U.S. - The San Diego Union-tribune
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A 46-year-old Iranian American from San Diego said Tuesday that Iran had sentenced him to 18 years in prison for “collaborating with a hostile government,” becoming the latest dual citizen to be jailed in a secret trial in the Islamic Republic.

Prime Healthcare Ordered To Pay $6.5 Million In Back Wages
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Prime Healthcare Services, the owner of several Southern California hospitals, will have to reimburse lab techs and pharmacists for raises it promised them.

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The GOP Dead Zone: You Won't Find Any Republicans To Vote For In L.A. County
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There are at least 818,000 voters in Los Angeles County who will see no Republicans on the ballot except Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

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Two weeks after early voting began in California, independent voters in San Diego County are off to a sluggish start.

Central Valley Congressional Race Shifts To A Toss-up
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California Judicial Watchdog Agency Sues Over State Audit - The San Diego Union-tribune
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The California agency that disciplines judges is suing the state auditor over the scope of an audit ordered this year by the Legislature, saying the probe is too broad and violates the constitutional separation of powers.

Ted Cruz's Old Gang Called Into Action To Help California Gop
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As ID Laws Fall, Voters See New Barriers Rise
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Contrasting laws and rulings leave election officials and voters confused, and some court remedies fall well short of restoring previous access to the voting booth.

Someone Took A Sledgehammer To Donald Trump's Walk Of Fame Star
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Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has had a rough go of it since the controversial business mogul and reality television star became a Republican presidential candidate.

Legislators Vow To Help California Guardsmen Keep Bonuses - San Francisco Chronicle
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WASHINGTON — Members of Congress in both parties vowed Tuesday to halt Pentagon efforts to force nearly 10,000 former California National Guard soldiers to repay bonuses they received in a deceptive scheme to get them to re-enlist for combat duty a decade ago.

California Dmv Says Offices Will Soon Be Operating Normally | The Sacramento Bee
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The California Department of Motor Vehicles says it expects field offices around the state to soon be operating normally after what it calls a "catastrophic" computer failure.

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Pentagon: 'looking At' National Guard Bonus Complaints - The San Diego Union-tribune
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The Pentagon on Monday said complaints about California National Guard troops forced to repay old bonuses have "the attention of our leadership," while a San Diego County congressman’s staff says current law allows waiver of the debt.

Health Care Costs Rise Slowly For Those Who Get Insurance At Work - San Francisco Chronicle
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Health insurance costs for Americans who get their coverage through their jobs have seen only small annual increases since the federal Affordable Care Act went into effect, despite soaring premiums in the new marketplaces.

Santa Ana To Pay $100,000 To Pot Shop At Center Of Controversial Police Raid - The Orange County Register
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SANTA ANA – The city will pay a Santa Ana marijuana dispensary $100,000 to settle a federal lawsuit in connection with a controversial raid last year where police officers were caught on hidden video eating snacks and making disparaging remarks about a handicapped woman.