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DISTRICT UPDATES

 

E-11

Happy Saturday Noonerific people!

Yesterday's screw-up by me when I mixed the campaign finance codes TEL and PHO led to lots of email from hungry people, whose--like me--minds jumped right to beef noodle soup. Funny, because I had pho on Thursday night.

For Sacramento people, Coriander is a great place on the grid, at 30th and Alhambra. The owner, Amy, takes pride in a relatively limited menu, focusing on what they do best, rather than dishes #1-80 found at some Viet restaurants. In addition to great pho, if you're in the mood for a spicy soup, go for the Bun Bo Hue. Nom nom... Okay, it may only be 6am, but I'm now super hungry.

Speaking of Sacramento plugs, last night I saw the Sacramento Theatre Company's production of To Kill a Mockingbird. It was a great break from Anthony Weiner and campaign news in general, and this is the last weekend. Tickets are available for the remaining shows (tonight at 8pm and tomorrow at 2pm and 8pm).

Here is the ad against Cheryl Cook-Kallio paid for by Spirit of Democracy.

VBM REQUEST DEADLINE: To receive a vote-by-mail ballot, requests must arrive at county registrars by Tuesday, November 1. If you (or family/friends) don't have your sample ballot with the request form, there's an online fill-in PDF (which still has to be printed, signed, and sent to your county elections office, which are listed in a link in that PDF doc).

WRITE-INS: Yesterday, the Secretary of State's office released the certified list of eligible write-in candidates for president and vice-president. Only these candidates are eligible write-ins. Mickey Mouse will not be tabulated.

  • Lawrence Kotlikoff and Edward Learner
  • Mike Maturen and Juan Muñoz
  • Evan McMullin and Nathan Johnson
  • Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard
  • Jerry White and Niles Niemuth

VOTE-BY-MAIL REPORT (through 10/28/2016) from Political Data Inc.

  • Total VBMs: 11,039,088
  • Total VBMs returned: 2,510,472
  • Percent returned: 22.7%
  • Dems share of VR/VBM share of requested/VBM share of returned: 45%/45%/47%
  • Reps: 26%/28%/32%
  • Other: 29%/27%/21%
  • Latino: 24%/21%/14%
  • Asian: 9%/10%/10%
  • 18-35: 27%/26%/11%
  • 35-54: 34%/31%/24%
  • 55+: 39%/43%/64%

THE AG LIST: There are three major factors: 1) the governor wants to appoint someone who will run and win in 2018; 2) the governor likely won't appoint a sitting legislator, which would reduce the majorities (and possible Senate supermajority) and trigger a costly special election; and, 3) the fact that both he and his father moved from AG to governor and that an appointee, if elected twice, would line up perfectly for the 2026 gubernatorial election. Thus, he wants someone who would he likes personally, and would govern in a manner he would like.

Here's the current list based on conversations with many insiders:

  • Rocky Delgadillo, former LA City Attorney
  • Katherine Feinstein, retired judge and daughter of Dianne Feinstein
  • Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney
  • Dario Frommer, former assemblymember and my fellow UCD law grad, who I later followed in his footsteps as president of the LSA
  • Leticia Perez, Kern County Supervisor and member, California Board of State and Community Corrections
  • Mike Gatto, Assemblymember (termed out)
  • 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. 
  • Nancy McFadden, executive secretary to Jerry Brown, and a key part of his inner circle
  • Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County DA
  • Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County DA
  • 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 Joss): San Francisco: 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): Malibu Times: Henry Stern (D over R)
  • SD27 (Ventura): Santa Clarita Valley Signal: Henry Stern (D over R)
  • SD27 (Ventura): Ventura County Star: Henry Stern (D over R)
  • SD27 (Ventura): Ventura County Reporter: 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 58: Eva Longoria voices support for repealing English-only education in California [Jazmine Ulloa @ LAT] - “Actress Eva Longoria this week voiced support for a proposition that would repeal English-only instruction in California by tweeting a new "Yes on Prop 58" online campaign ad that has reached nearly 450,000 views on social media.”

PROP 61: This ballot measure keeps bringing Bernie Sanders back to California [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - “Plans are in the works for the Vermont senator to make another trip to the Golden State before Nov. 8 to stump for a statewide ballot initiative he’s made a top priority: Proposition 61. The measure would bar California government from spending more for prescription medications than the lowest price paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, prompting more than $105 million in drug industry spending to defeat the proposal.”

PROP 61: Yes on Prop. 61 campaign to air a 30-minute documentary-style ad over the weekend [Christine Mai-Duc @ LAT] - “The campaign supporting Proposition 61, a measure seeking to lower the prices that state agencies pay for prescription drugs, plans to air an unusual 30-minute documentary-style ad Saturday morning on TV stations around California.”

PROP 63: Where is the NRA while California moves toward ammunition control? [Alexei Koseff @ SacBee] - “[D]espite being a favorite boogeyman of California liberals, the NRA is actually a relatively minor political player in the Golden State, where the voice of gun rights has traditionally been represented by state groups like Gun Owners of California. The NRA has contributed just $95,000 to the campaign against Proposition 63, a mere fraction of the nearly $5 million it has poured into neighboring Nevada to fight a background check proposal.”

PROP 64: Dueling ads aim to persuade Latinos on proposition to legalize marijuana in California [Patrick McGreevy @ LAT] - “With a poll indicating Latino voters lag in their support for a ballot proposition that would legalize recreation marijuana in California, the campaigns for and against the measure are launching dueling ads aimed at that large demographic.”

CA10 (Stanislaus): Denham v. Eggman congressional race has become a big-time money magnet [Michael Doyle @ SacBee] - Jeff “Denham, though, maintains a strong advantage in the crucial cash-on-hand category, which will fuel the final days of the campaign. He reported having $1.2 million in his campaign treasury, compared with [Michael] Eggman’s $186,913. Underscoring the last-minute spending bustle, Denham’s cash-on-hand total on Sept. 30 was nearly $2.4 million, showing he’s spent more than $1.2 million in a little over three weeks.”

CA10 (Stanislaus): Denham’s net worth becomes issue in House race [John Holland @ ModBee] - “Critics in the Democratic Party say Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, supports billionaire Donald Trump for president because his own net worth has grown to as much as $27.9 million during his tenure. aBut the math is squishy, given how members of the U.S. House of Representatives disclose their finances in the annual reports. They only have to say where they fall within various ranges, and the ranges can be big.”

CA21 (Kings): Is Huerta making late bid to take out Valadao in the 21st Congressional District? [John Ellis @ Fresno Bee] - “Two of three major national political handicappers have the three races – Denham’s in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, Issa’s in coastal Southern California and Knight’s in parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties – as toss-ups. The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report on Thursday came out with new rankings that give Issa’s and Denham’s Democratic challengers more of a chance next month. Could the long-forgotten Huerta be a late arrival to the party?”

CA49 (N. San Diego, S. Orange Counties): Congressional veteran Issa faces re-election battle [Martin Wisckol @ OCR] - “It’s the first time [Darrell] Issa has had a serious reelection fight in the district, which straddles the Orange-San Diego County line and includes the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. In his seven previous reelection bids, he had at least a 30-percentage point advantage over the next highest finisher in the primary and at least 16 points in the general.”

FREE RIDE: No stamps on your ballot? No problem [Matthew Artz @ MercNews] - “While it may not be enough to restore many Americans’ faith in Uncle Sam, the U.S. Postal Service delivers ballots to election offices even if they have insufficient postage, then bills the counties. For obvious reasons, it’s something many county officials keep hush-hush.”

SIN AGUA: Before and after: These 10 California reservoirs have shrunk dramatically since 2001 [Amy Graff @ SFChron] - “During the past five years of drought, shocking photographs showing California's dwindling reservoirs have circulated all over news sites and social media. Images of exposed lake beds with parched, cracked earth have become symbols of the Golden State's water crisis.” 

GRIDLOCK: Bay Area's once-gleaming rail lines are now overcrowded and broken down. Does L.A. have the answer? [Ron Gong-Lin II @ LAT - “The Bay Area’s dominant rail systems — BART and Caltrain — are bursting at the seams as ridership is rapidly overwhelming the services. BART and Caltrain cars, along with San Francisco’s Muni trains, are filled to capacity at rush hour, and riders are clamoring for more trains and new routes.”

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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Nathan Barankin, Rob Flanigan, and Coby King!

 

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  • 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
Atlas Political Action Committee Jeremy Yamaguchi (Support) $4,750 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Atlas Political Action Committee (Oppose) $6,901 10/29/2016 10/28/2016
Bloomfield, Bill David F. Hadley (Support) $21,559 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Sharon Quirk-silva (Oppose) $20,772 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Ling Ling Chang (Support) $24,792 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
California Apartment Association Issues Committee Charter Amendment On Rent Control (Oppose) $15,802 10/29/2016 10/28/2016
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Bill Harrison (Support) $2,843 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Raj Salwan (Support) $2,843 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Carol Dutra-vernaci (Support) $1,179 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Crystal Sawyer-white (Support) $2,213 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Fernando Navarro (Support) $2,213 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mark Wyland (Support) $13,994 10/25/2016 10/28/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $6,520 10/29/2016 10/28/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Rick Shea (Oppose) $27,314 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Rick Shea (Oppose) $13,994 10/25/2016 10/28/2016
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Alonzo Tony Terry (Support) $2,213 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
California Future Fund Pac (state) (Support) $6,804 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
California Future Fund Pac (state) Medical Marijuana Dispensaries & Cultivation (Support) $17,000 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
California Medical Association Independent Expenditure Committee Josh Newman (Oppose) $24,792 10/26/2016 10/28/2016
California State Council Of Service Employees Issues Committee Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute. Pro (Oppose) $8,637 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Ling Ling Chang (Oppose) $37,352 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Ling Ling Chang (Oppose) $50,000 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Marc Berman (Support) $30,197 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Anthony Portantino (Support) $24,070 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Michael D. Antonovich (Oppose) $24,070 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Tim Grayson (Support) $35,063 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Mae Torlakson (Oppose) $9,188 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. (Support) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standar (Support) $100 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. In (Support) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute. (Oppose) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Sb 254 (chapter 20, Statutes Of 2016), Allen. Camp (Support) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Tax Extension To Fund Education And Healthcare. In (Support) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Carry-out Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute. (Oppose) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standar (Support) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standar (Support) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prev (Support) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. (Support) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prev (Support) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. (Support) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. (Support) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings (Support) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. (Support) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings (Support) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute. (Oppose) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. (Support) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Sb 254 (chapter 20, Statutes Of 2016), Allen. Camp (Support) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Sb 1174 (chapter 753, Statutes Of 2014), Lara. Eng (Support) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiativ (Oppose) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Carry-out Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute. (Oppose) $3,846 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Sb 1174 (chapter 753, Statutes Of 2014), Lara. Eng (Support) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiativ (Oppose) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $530 09/29/2016 10/28/2016
Dart Container Corporation Rudy Salas (Support) $15,312 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Dart Container Corporation Marc Berman (Support) $15,738 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Dart Container Corporation Marc Berman (Support) $8,454 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Dart Container Corporation Raul Bocanegra (Support) $1,382 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Democratic Party Of Orange County Judie Mancuso (Support) $1,235 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Democratic Party Of Orange County Jose Solorio (Support) $2,500 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $15,348 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Mae Torlakson (Oppose) $259,548 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Furatani For Senate 2016; South Bay & Harbor Area Communities In Support Of Warren Warren Furutani (Support) $5,964 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Govern For California Action Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $115,579 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Govern For California Action Committee Mae Torlakson (Oppose) $167,000 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Josh Newman (Oppose) $53,256 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Ling-ling Chang (Support) $25,000 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Kalra For Assembly 2016, Sponsored By First Responders And Labor Organizations; Make San Jose Safer A Committee To Support Ash Madison Nguyen (Oppose) $250,000 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Eloise Gomez Reyes (Oppose) $32,480 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Marc Steinorth (Support) $19,175 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Ash Kalra (Support) $32,426 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Tim Grayson (Oppose) $22,343 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Young Kim (Oppose) $4,930 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $14,791 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $9,050 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Morongo Band Of Mission Indians Native American Rights Fund Freddie Rodriguez (Support) $12,511 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Morongo Band Of Mission Indians Native American Rights Fund Richard Roth (Support) $20,013 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Morongo Band Of Mission Indians Native American Rights Fund Scott Wilk (Support) $20,110 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Ohlone Area United Democratic Campaign-restricted Use Acct. Bill Harrison (Support) $14,048 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Madison Nguyen (Oppose) $32,426 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Mae Torlakson (Support) $54,965 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Orange County Dignity Pac, Sponsored By Orange County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $13,466 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee James Harris (Support) $156 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $166,008 10/29/2016 10/28/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Laura Friedman (Support) $34,455 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Janice Hahn (Support) $10,113 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $153 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Anna Caballero (Support) $3,584 10/29/2016 10/28/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $15,111 10/29/2016 10/28/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Ash Kalra (Oppose) $10,764 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee James Harris (Support) $11,938 10/29/2016 10/28/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $19,680 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Of The Pacific Southwest Pac Mara Elliott (Support) $5,000 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Anthony Portantino (Support) $13,935 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Anthony Portantino (Support) $308 10/21/2016 10/28/2016
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Laura Friedman (Support) $13,935 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Privacypac: Naral Pro-choice California Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $8,528 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Privacypac: Naral Pro-choice California Al Muratsuchi (Support) $8,589 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
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 Eloise Reyes (Support) $31,867 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
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) $42,483 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club Scott Wiener (Support) $67,500 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs Association Independent Expenditure Committee Mike Kozlowski (Support) $12,732 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
San Francisco Tenants And Families For Affordable Housing, Sponsored By Community And Labor Organizations Jane Kim (Support) $24,264 10/23/2016 10/28/2016
Spirit Of Democracy California Cheryl Cook-kallio (Oppose) $990,355 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Taxpayers For Ethical Government Gang Chen (Support) $32,440 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Tenet Healthcare Corporation Proposition 56 (Support) $1,250 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Tenet Healthcare Corporation Proposition 52 (Support) $1,250 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Torlakson For Assembly 2016; Business And Labor Organizations Supporting Mae Cendana Mae Torlakson (Support) $34,738 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The California Learn Initiative (Support) $376 10/26/2016 10/28/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $1,500 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The California Learn Initiative (Support) $555 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $1,350 10/26/2016 10/28/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $1,375 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The California Learn Initiative (Support) $1,500 10/28/2016 10/28/2016
Veenker For Assembly 2016; Silicon Valley Progressive Women For Equity And Oportunidad Supporting Vicki Vicki Veenker (Support) $37,858 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Women In Power (wip Pac) Vicki Veenker (Support) $10,000 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Women In Power (wip Pac) Mariko Yamada (Support) $10,645 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Women In Power (wip Pac) Jane Kim (Support) $10,000 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Women In Power (wip Pac) Patty Lopez (Support) $10,516 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
Women In Power (wip Pac) Laura Friedman (Support) $8,839 10/27/2016 10/28/2016
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Republican Donor Charles Munger Jr. Throws Nearly $1 Million Into Assembly Race After Obama Endorsement
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Oakland ethics commission sues City Council president
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The Oakland Public Ethics Commission is suing a top Oakland elected official — City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney — claiming the councilwoman repeatedly failed to produce records for an investigation into whether she used her office for personal gain. The Ethics Commission turned to the Alameda County Superior Court on Oct. 5, saying McElhaney, who faces reelection in a little over a week, led them on for months, breaking promise after promise to turn over records the commission is seeking as it investigates whether the council president thwarted a townhouse development by influencing a planning commission’s vote on her neighbor’s property. The probe began in February 2015 and is centered on findings by a civil grand jury in Alameda County that determined McElhaney broke city and state ethics rules by interfering with the approval process for five townhouse units next door to her West Oakland home. The grand jury found that McElhaney had a “material financial interest” in decisions related to the townhouse project, given its proximity to her house and its affect on her privacy. “As public servants, elected officials are precluded from seeking to influence a decision in which they have a financial interest,” the report said. The Ethics Commission filed an administrative subpoena on July 22, demanding that McElhaney release documents “in her control” for its investigation, according to its suit. Though McElhaney has largely declined to speak with the news media about the alleged ethics violations, she wrote a column defending herself in the San Francisco Bay View newspaper on June 23. Only Councilman Noel Gallo spoke up, calling the commission’s lawsuit “the ultimate embarrassment” — not just for McElhaney, but for the entire legislative body. At an Oct. 18 City Council meeting, Session seized the opportunity to pounce on a well-liked incumbent. [...] some political analysts doubt that the ongoing fallout will hurt McElhaney’s bid to keep her seat, given her popularity among constituents:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Endorses Ballot Measure To Repeal The Death Penalty In California
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Councilwoman Michele Martinez Charged Taxpayers for European Junket, Trip to Vegas
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While the City of Santa Ana was experiencing a “public health and safety homeless crisis,” Santa Ana Councilwoman and SCAG President Michele Martinez was charging taxpayers for stays in five-star hotels in London and Milan, a party in Las Vegas, and dubious per diem payments for phantom meetings of the city’s housing authority.

Sacramento Police Shootings Will Get Review From Former Federal Civil Rights Prosecutor | The Sacramento Bee
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Sacramento is hiring a former federal civil rights prosecutor to review two fatal officer-involved shootings that occurred this year, according to an email obtained Friday by The Sacramento Bee.

Audio: Hahn, Napolitano Vie For Powerful Los Angeles Board Seat | 89.3 Kpcc
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Put another way, the contest between Steve Napolitano and Congresswoman Janice Hahn is between and a man who is spending more than a million dollars on his own campaign against a woman who seeks to follow in the footsteps of her politically famous father.

Increase in Health Act Premiums May Affect Arizona Vote
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Republican candidates here seized on the rate hikes, counting on the issue to buoy them with Election Day imminent and Donald J. Trump losing ground.

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Dueling Ads Aim To Persuade Latinos On Proposition To Legalize Marijuana In California
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A Mega-celebration Of Tijuana's Potential - The San Diego Union-tribune
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What could possibly bring together the mayor of Imperial Beach, a rain water harvesting expert from Tucson, a Mexican YouTube phenomenon, Tijuana food truck chefs, fashion models, aspiring filmmakers, a high-ranking U.S. Department of Homeland Security official and the head of Mexico’s banking association?

Fast Times on the Campaign Trail in â
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The show will take a comic look at young political reporters against the backdrop of covering a presidential campaign.

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Donald Trump Kicks In $10 Million to Campaign
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The candidate’s donation to his own campaign, which was running low on cash, came at a critical time in the race.

Pence: Election About 'bigger Things' Than Clinton's 'small Ethics' - Politico
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Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta of Friday called on FBI Director James Comey to immediately release more details about the new evidence...

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In the years since Hurricane Katrina, a cottage industry of recovery experts has emerged to deal with the increasing number of major storms around the...

State Reaches $15-million Settlement With Estate Of Beverly Hills Money Manager Tied To Madoff
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The California Department of Justice announced a settlement Friday that will provide $15 million in compensation to the victims of a local money manager who invested in Madoff's Ponzi scheme.