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THE Nooner for February 6, 2018

 

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John Cox for Governor

 

DISTRICT UPDATES

  • SD32 (Whittier): added Rio Hondo CCD trustee Vicky Santana (D)
  • AD54 (Culver City): added artist/community representative Breon Dupree (D)
  • AD54 (Culver City): Grayson Pangilinan (D)

CLASSIFIEDS: With the election cycle in full gear, The Nooner is getting longer. Here are the classifieds that'll you'll find below the text before the headlines.

  • Education: Pepperdine School of Public Policy: MPP degree with GRE waived for legislative staffers
  • Education: McGeorge School of Law: MPA and MPP degrees three miles from the Capitol
  • Job: Sac LGBT Center: Resident House Manager
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Assistant Director, Government Relations (Sacramento)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • Seminars: PDI (Political Data Inc.) online trainings (ongoing)

 

Last night, I finally got the federal year-end finance report spreadsheet out to Nooner Premium subscribers. Here are some interesting data. As I asked of subscribers, do not quote these data in publications, such as press releases. Data can and will change as candidates amend their reports and as errors are discovered. I found a couple where different displays on the FEC's website conflicted with the downloaded data.

Debts include a mix of candidate "loans" (which are very rarely repaid) and debts to third party vendors. For example, while I don't have U.S. Senate in here, Dianne Feinstein "loaned" her campaign $5 million last spring, buoying both her cash on hand and debt. 

 

Top 15 House Candidates
by Cash on Hand

First Last District Party Contributions  01/01/17-12/31/17 Expenditures 01/01/17-12/31/17 Cash on Hand as of 12/31/17 Debts as of 12/31/17
Devin G Nunes CA22 R $1,329,158 $662,253 $3,844,805 $0
Adam Schiff CA28 D $2,415,886 $1,183,480 $3,338,819 $0
Kevin Mccarthy CA23 R $4,239,107 $2,510,213 $3,246,714 $10,000
Julia Brownley CA26 D $1,256,674 $277,012 $2,629,555 $0
Judy Chu CA27 D $709,174 $382,280 $2,386,892 $3,500
Scott Peters CA52 D $1,578,296 $430,127 $2,221,477 $250,000
Raul Dr. Ruiz CA36 D $1,803,606 $698,170 $2,095,752 $0
Andy Thorburn CA39 D $2,521,652 $496,128 $2,025,524 $335,900
Jeff Denham CA10 R $1,988,906 $417,716 $1,897,892 $7,416
Pete Aguilar CA31 D $1,411,108 $553,555 $1,808,327 $0
Jackie Speier CA14 D $534,889 $299,514 $1,778,954 $11,237
Nancy Pelosi CA12 D $2,272,161 $2,343,663 $1,749,316 $0
Brad Sherman CA30 D $540,526 $260,823 $1,656,376 $5,767
Mimi Walters CA45 R $1,772,501 $653,118 $1,512,453 $9,649
Ted Lieu CA33 D $898,950 $465,054 $1,487,950 $19,706

 

 

Top 15 House Candidates by Contributions

First Last District Party Contributions  01/01/17-12/31/17 Expenditures 01/01/17-12/31/17 Cash on Hand as of 12/31/17 Debts as of 12/31/17
Kevin Mccarthy CA23 R $4,239,107 $2,510,213 $3,246,714 $10,000
Andy Thorburn CA39 D $2,521,652 $496,128 $2,025,524 $335,900
Adam Schiff CA28 D $2,415,886 $1,183,480 $3,338,819 $0
Nancy Pelosi CA12 D $2,272,161 $2,343,663 $1,749,316 $0
Jeff Denham CA10 R $1,988,906 $417,716 $1,897,892 $7,416
Raul Dr. Ruiz CA36 D $1,803,606 $698,170 $2,095,752 $0
Mimi Walters CA45 R $1,772,501 $653,118 $1,512,453 $9,649
Robert Lee Ahn CA34 D $1,670,408 $1,667,342 $3,066 $526,570
Gilbert Cisneros CA39 D $1,628,855 $592,777 $1,036,078 $1,315,256
Rohit Khanna CA17 D $1,603,698 $827,346 $831,444 $174,995
Scott Peters CA52 D $1,578,296 $430,127 $2,221,477 $250,000
Salud O. Carbajal CA24 D $1,565,254 $346,719 $1,270,827 $0
Pete Aguilar CA31 D $1,411,108 $553,555 $1,808,327 $0
Sara Jacobs CA49 D $1,390,973 $154,266 $1,236,706 $0
David Valadao CA21 R $1,347,307 $415,289 $981,190 $0
Devin G Nunes CA22 R $1,329,158 $662,253 $3,844,805 $0

 

Top 15 House Candidates by Expenditures

First

Last District Party Contributions  01/01/17-12/31/17 Expenditures 01/01/17-12/31/17 Cash on Hand as of 12/31/17 Debts as of 12/31/17
Kevin McCarthy CA23 R $4,239,107 $2,510,213 $3,246,714 $10,000
Nancy Pelosi CA12 D $2,272,161 $2,343,663 $1,749,316 $0
Robert Lee Ahn CA34 D $1,670,408 $1,667,342 $3,066 $526,570
Jimmy Gomez CA34 D $1,091,933 $1,190,289 $194,099 $122,630
Adam Schiff CA28 D $2,415,886 $1,183,480 $3,338,819 $0
Eric Michael Swalwell CA15 D $1,156,657 $1,107,664 $1,063,116 $0
Mike Mr. Thompson CA05 D $949,889 $1,017,861 $1,449,407 $13,804
Zoe Lofgren CA19 D $1,010,569 $954,157 $1,331,525 $0
Duncan D. Hunter CA50 R $461,118 $890,275 $290,904 $0
Rohit Khanna CA17 D $1,603,698 $827,346 $831,444 $174,995
Mike Levin CA49 D $1,239,889 $753,665 $486,224 $19,117
Barbara Lee CA13 D $871,350 $741,112 $168,370 $4,402
Tony Cardenas CA29 D $920,531 $703,246 $501,112 $0
Raul Dr. Ruiz CA36 D $1,803,606 $698,170 $2,095,752 $0
Linda Sanchez CA38 D $835,671 $674,435 $579,833 $0

 

On topic, in the Times, Christine Mai-Duc and Sarah D. Wire report that Democrats in the competitive congressional races have combined raised more than twice the amount of Republican competitors in districts they hope to flip. Of course, CA39 and CA48 are distorted since the GOP retirements came after the filing close. 

 

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HARASSMENT: Yesterday, the Assembly approved AB 403 (Melendez), providing whistleblower protection for legislative employees, sending it to the governor, who signed it right away. The bill passed the Assembly on concurrence 74-0. 

Previous similar bills by Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) had been parked on the suspense file in Senate Appropriations Committee in 20142015 and 2016.

NEIGHBORHOOD LEGISLATURE: Gubernatorial candidate John Cox's initiative to divide the Legislature up by increasing the number of legislators ten-fold by dividing up Assembly districts to represent 5,000 people and Senate districts 10,000 people creating "neighborhood legislatures" has failed, reports the Secretary of State's Office.

NOTED: The California Medical Association has opened an independent expenditure committee in support of Eleni Kounalakis for Lieutenant Governor. Obviously, there's the continue battles over scope of practice issue of longtime perceived to be shoe-in Dr. Ed Hernandez, an optometrist. The word on the street is that Kounalakis's father may be willing to spend up to $10 million on Eleni's election, and the CMA committee could be the conduit.

POLL POSITION: Berkeley IGS is out with polling results on likely voter attitudes on two key congressional races.

Steve Knight (R-CA25)

Re-elect Congressman Steve Knight in CA25 (Santa Clarita-Antelope)?

  • Inclined to re-elect: 38% (27% strongly, 11% somewhat)
  • Not inclined to re-elect: 56% (6% strongly, 50% somewhat) 

Knight job approval:

  • Approve: 37% (18% strongly, 19% somewhat)
  • Disapprove: 53% (13% strongly, 40% somewhat)

Major issues:

CA25 issues polling

[n=977; January 11-21, 2018; email; English/Spanish; +/- 3.3%]

Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA48)

Re-elect Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in CA48 (Huntington Beach)?

  • Inclined to re-elect: 41% (28% strongly, 13% somewhat)
  • Not inclined to re-elect: 51% (7% strongly, 44% somewhat) 

Rohrabacher job approval:

  • Approve: 38% (18% strongly, 20% somewhat)
  • Disapprove: 50% (12% strongly, 38% somewhat)

Major issues:

CA48 issues polling

[CA48: n=1,310; January 11-21, 2018; email; English/Spanish; +/- 3.0%]

 

A PASSIONATE TURNOUT? For Capitol Weekly, Political Data's Paul Mitchell  takes a look at the voter registration trends and whether that means there will be a surge in turnout in June.

We at Political Data have just updated files from all 58 counties and there are relatively high registration trends from the past 12 months that could be a sign of an increased interest in voting.

Overall, the total number of registrations processed by California counties is at 1,815,182, more than double the 875,763 average for the past three gubernatorial election cycles. It is surprisingly higher than the 1,056,224 in the year prior to the 2016 election.

. . .

This registration surge likely is the first signal within the data that California could have a more engaged electorate than in 2014.  Something is definitely roiling below the surface and could present itself by June.  However, the greater likelihood is that this wave actually stays fairly tame through the spring and summer months, and takes hold come November when these voters are already signaling an increased interest in voting.

CA10 (Stanislaus): Yesterday, I failed to point out that Michael Eggman, in addition to the much-touted occupation of beekeeper, manages his family's almond farm outside of Turlock. He was listed on the 2016 ballot as "Almond Farmer/Beekeeper." In 2014, he used "Farmer/Small Businessman" My apologies. 

Also, the Red to Blue CA PAC has removed the prominent picture and listing of Eggman as Founder/President from its website

SD32 (Whittier): As noted under District Updates, Rio Hondo Community College District trustee Vicky Santana announced yesterday that she is running for Senator Tony Mendoza's SD32. In her, the language is clear that she's running regardless what happens with the investigation of the harassment allegations against Mendoza (D-Artesia). 

While the release doesn't explicitly say "endorsement," Assemblymember Cristina Garcia--who represents the western side of SD32 (Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera), came close to doing so:

“Vicky is the type of leader we need to represent our community in Sacramento.  Someone with integrity who will be a true advocate for the district,” said Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Garcia has been focused on two things since arriving in 2012--electing more women and having a shot at being Assembly Speaker. There's also the manner of old tensions with the Calderon family and its allies against other camps, which Garcia is now seen to represent. While current Assemblymember Ian Calderon isn't seen as machine-oriented as his father and uncle and the machine is not nearly as potent as before the prison sentences of Ron and Tom, there are clearly still major factions that get intensely personal.

Aside from Santana, the other Democratic candidate who has filed a statement of intent in Los Angeles County for SD32 is Montebello mayor Vanessa Delgado, although she hasn't definitely indicated that she would run against Mendoza if he the investigation reveals no malfeasance by Mendoza or is inconclusive. Delgado is perceived as aligned with the Calderon machine. She bought her house from Tom Calderon, although she denies ever meeting him.

Of course, Garcia arrived in Sacramento the same year as Speaker Anthony Rendon, who represents the neighboring district to Garcia's immediate west. I don't know the current relationship between the two and whether she would challenge Rendon, but you can bet he's constantly counting the caucus votes. 

Gaining an ally in the State Senate wouldn't directly assist Garcia's aspiration for the role on the Assembly rostrum, but would demonstrate her sphere of influence.

 

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TAXING MATTERS: Senator Bob Hertzberg has revived his previous effort (as SB 993) to impose sales taxes on services, reports Liam Dillon in the Times. The law would apply to businesses with gross receipts of $100,000 or more. From the Legislative Counsel digest: "The measure would require the deposit of those revenues, less refunds, into the Middle Class Fiscal Relief Fund, which would be created by the measure."

"His current proposal, Senate Bill 993, is different from prior failed attempts because the recent federal tax overhaul provides new urgency to address California’s tax structure, Hertzberg said in a press release," writes Dillon.

The bill was immediately rebuked by the influential Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA). 

VICA President Stuart Waldman said:

“As economic development teams and business groups try to attract investment in the state, reckless proposals such as SB 993 and ACA 22 undermine our message that businesses can thrive in California.

“The introduction of these proposals sends a message to major potential employers, such as Amazon, that companies should choose to locate in a state which won’t arbitrarily tax business.

“California is running a budget surplus, and we don’t know yet how federal tax changes will affect our state. These proposals are poorly-considered and disproportionate responses to federal tax reform which will have lasting ramifications on our state economy.”

Waldman is representing the membership of the organization he leads. But, as a former staffer who literally lives across the street from Hertzberg, it has to be a bit awkward.

LAW AND ORDER: Former Schwarzanegger chief of staff Susan Kennedy has agreed to pay a $32,500 fine to settle with the Fair Political Practices Commission, reports Taryn Luna at the Bee. The fine is for "for failing to register as a lobbyist while advocating for Lyft and a Southern California water company."

 

Probolsky Research

 

STUPID POLITICAL STUNTS: From Carl DeMaio on the gas tax repeal:
 
"[Y]esterday we hosted two signature drives at gas stations where people could fill up for as little as $1.99 per gallon, got coverage on every TV station in the area, and created gas lines with as much as a 3-hour wait! We got over 3000 signatures on the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative alone from the events."
 
Meanwhile, how much gas did you burn running your car or starting your car repeatedly for three hours, let alone the environmental impact of that idling or starting/stopping the engine?

AND THIS, MY FRIEND, IS WHY WE HAVE STUDENT FEE INCREASES:  UC Berkeley spent $4 million on ‘free speech’ events last year [Ashley Wong @ DailyCal] - "From Aug. 27 to Sept. 27, UCPD spent $3,910,259 on security fees and other expenses for three events: counterprotests held in response to the “alt-right” rally Aug. 27; conservative speaker Ben Shapiro’s appearance Sept. 14; and events related to the ultimately canceled “Free Speech Week,” which featured a brief appearance from Milo Yiannopoulos and the Patriot Prayer rally that followed on Sept. 26."

Of course, many, if not most, of the attendees of the rallies weren't Berkeley students paying the costs, but rather activists from throughout the Bay Area.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to former Assemblymember Pedro Nava and Amy O'Gorman Jenkins!

 

 

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  • SAC LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER - Resident house manager (Sacramento)
    The Resident House Manager is responsible for all aspects of resident supervision in the transitional living program for LGBTQ youth (18- 24) victims of crime. This includes supervising resident activities, maintaining a safe and supportive atmosphere, ensuring residents adhere to programs rules, and complete their chores. The Resident House Manager lives on site at the house with residents and will be provided with a private room. This position reports to the Youth Programs Manager and works in partnership with other programming staff and stakeholders as well as directly with community members of diverse backgrounds. This position is a live-in position. The working hours will be 6 days a week generally from 6 to 10 p.m with limited on-call status. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
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  • SEIU-UHW -- Assistant Director, Government Relations (Sacramento)
    This position will lead our governmental advocacy program with members of the California Legislature, members of Congress and otheelected officials to persuade them to support or oppose legislation or regulation on behalf of SEIU-UHW. The Director would be responsible for overseeing all aspects of major projects and programs within the department, directing the work of multiple staff, contractors and member leaders in support of objectives. This position reports to the Political Director and works with senior staff in the overall development and implementation of the department's strategic organizational plan. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com.

  • SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Los Angeles)
    This position is responsible for a range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box.  Proven track record is a must.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com.
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Bay Area) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_BayArea.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (LA-North East) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_LANorthEast.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Orange) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE.

    Details:www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_Orange.aspx 
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (San Bernardino) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanBernardino.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (San Joaquin North) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    https://www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanJoaquinNorth.aspx

 


 

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Newsom Addresses Decade-old Affair In The Context Of The #metoo Era - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
In the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, when several politicians have been routed from office for sexually inappropriate behavior from years ago, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom offered an answer for voters who might be hesitant to support him for governor because of a 2007 affair he had with a subordinate while he was mayor of San Francisco.

Bid To Hike Commercial Property Taxes In California Could Raise $6 Billion To $10 Billion A Year, Analysis Finds
Liam Dillon @
latimes.com
A proposed November 2018 ballot initiative to increase property taxes on commercial land could add $6 billion to $10 billion to state coffers annually, according to a report by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.

Pennsylvania Republican Legislators File Longshot Bid With The Supreme Court To Get It To Delay Redistricting Ordered By Pa Supreme Court To Cure Partisan Gerrrymandering | Election Law Blog
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Here’s the filing.

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra Says Trump Administration Proposal Could Mean Billions In Lost Tips For Workers
Andrew Khouri @
latimes.com
California Atty. General Xavier Becerra joined a coalition of attorney generals Monday to oppose a new Labor Department proposal, arguing the new rules would fatten the pockets of employers and could result in workers losing billions of dollars in money earned.

Abortion Providers Launch Bay Area Ad Campaign
Billy Kobin @
sacbee.com
A national network of abortion providers launched a billboard campaign Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area that targets what it calls the deceptive tactics of “crisis pregnancy centers” and the decision by the state nursing board to allow training on an abortion reversal procedure.

Senate GOP Leader Bates Urges Governor to Sign Legislative Employee Whistleblower Protection Act
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AB 403 will prohibit a legislator or legislative employee from using his or her official authority to intimidate or threaten any person to prevent them from reporting improper or illegal governmental activity. While judicial and executive branch employees already are protected under current law, employees of the Legislature are not.

California Lawmaker Tries Again To Increase Taxes On Legal, Accounting And Other Services
Liam Dillon @
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A state senator from Los Angeles wants to increase taxes on legal, consulting, accounting and other service work and use the money to cut other taxes and upgrade state infrastructure. 

Petition Drive Begins For Initiative To Raise San Diego's Hotel Tax - The San Diego Union-tribune
Lori Weisberg @
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Lawmaker Wants To Ease Restrictions On Legal Weed At Special Events
Patrick McGreevy @
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A state lawmaker wants the state to relax its policies prohibiting organizers of festivals and other special events in California from allowing marijuana sales and use unless the event is at a county fairground.

Susan Kennedy Fined By California Ethics Watchdog | The Sacramento Bee
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The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

After Touting Tax Changes, Trump Pivots To Campaign Mode - Politico

The president also touched on the Republican-drafted memo that claims bias in the FBI after the bureau obtained and renewed surveillance warrants against former a Trump campaign adviser that relied heavily on a dossier compiled by a former British spy.

California Lawmaker Hopes Bot Bill Sheds Light On Fake Social Media Accounts - Capradio.org
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President Trump Delivers Remarks On Tax Reform Law In Cincinnati, Oh - Politico



Ca Bill Requires Abortion Pills At College Campuses | The Sacramento Bee
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Congressional Leaders On Cusp Of Massive Budget Deal - Politico

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer leaves a closed-door meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as they work on a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Is A Statewide Insurance Mandate Next For California? - Capradio.org
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Budget Will Bring Challenges For University Says Chico State President
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Today's high

California Gubernatorial Front-runner Addresses Past Scandal - Politico

California's lieutenant governor became the subject of national headlines in February 2007 when it was revealed he had a brief affair with a subordinate, Ruby Rippey-Tourk, who was also the wife of his chief campaign adviser. At the time, he was separated from his first wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle, now a Fox News host.

Deputy Director Escorted Out Of City Hall After Homeless Person Was Swept Up With The Trash - The San Diego Union-tribune
Jeff McDonald @
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Angela Colton, 42, who rose to the rank of deputy director in the Environmental Services office during a 17-year career with the city of San Diego, declined to discuss her departure from City Hall when reached Monday.

Behind The Story: Year Of Rumors Before The Bombshell - Sfgate
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For more than a year, the affair between San Francisco Mayor