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Just another manic Monday... Happy campaign filing day!

Insurance Commish Dave Jones reports having $3.78 million on hand (combined in insurance commisser and attorney general accounts) for his race to be attorney general. Appinted incumbent Xavier Becerra hasn't filed yet or put out a release (that I've received), but this is shaping up to be a very expensive race.

SD29 (Diamond Bar): Former Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang has confirmed that she'll be on the ballot of the recall/replace of Josh Newman, should it qualify. Chang lost to Newman by 0.8% in 2016. 

GOV: In the Bee, Christopher Cadelago looks at the rise of Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. "In the interview above the wine shop, Newsom conceded he wouldn’t be in politics without Burton and Brown." And in the Times, profiles Controller John Chiang. "His nonstop networking has paid dividends. He won five elections in a rout, most recently in 2014 for state treasurer."

EAT OUR OWN: The Bee's Alexei Koseff reports on the prospects of Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) holding on to his position of Assembly Republican Leader following his vote for the cap-and-trade extension. "It’s not apparent anyone is waiting in the wings to succeed Mayes. If outside pressure continues to ramp up in the coming weeks, though, Assembly Republicans may no longer feel they can stand behind him when the Legislature reconvenes in August for the final month of session." Of course, several Republicans voted for the bill.

Almost one-third of the caucus voted for the main bill.

Another one I missed last week is this story in Capitol Weekly about the new LGBT "caucus" of legisative staffers who convened last week at Empress Tavern. "The Capitol LGBT Association’s mixer brought together people who worked with each other, but didn’t know the others were queer. The camaraderie was palpable, [Bish] Paul said, as staffers talked about LGBT issues and how to come out to their parents and elected officials."

THE 202: The LAT's Christine Mai-Duc looks at the political newbies running for Congress in California and why they're doing it.

POLITICON: Joel Fox gives a rundown on the weekend's events at Politicon in Pasadena. The biggest story was that the new White House Communications Director Anthony "Mooch" Scaramucci cancelled his appearence the day before the conference began after his controversial week.

IMMIGRATION: The Bee's Stephen Madadnini profiles the faculty lead, Holly Cooper, of the UC Davis Law immigration clinic. I wished I had been a part in it, but that was my worst grade in law school (but passed). I have great admiration for their work. On that topic, someone asked me recently for referrals of lawyers for an indigent client. Always check your area law schools! King Hall has five.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Controller John Chiang, Mai Harvill, Dane Hutchings, Senator Jim Nielsen, Amy Supinger!

 

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