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  • Vote-by-mail: 1,610,912
  • Provisional: 364,572
  • Conditonal voter registration: 10,953
  • Damaged:43,206 
  • Total: 2,029,643

SD29 (Fullerton): Recalled sate senator Josh Newman  took to the Senate Floor yesterday to criticize his Republican colleagues for not speaking against the recall, reports Patrick McGreevy in the Times. “It saddens me colleagues, Republican colleagues, that despite all your nice sotto voce words, not a single one of you had the integrity, the decency or the courage  to say this is wrong… this is an abuse of the recall process,” Newman said in a speech toward the close of the day’s session."

ASSEMBLY: Yesterday, Luz Rivas (D) was sworn in to replace Raul Bocanegra in AD39 and Jesse Gabriel (D) was sworn in to replace Matt Dabaneh in AD45.

BAGHDAD BY THE BAY: Results in the San Francisco were generally unchanged yesterday. London Bfeed currently has a lead of 1,601 votes over former state senator Mark Leno.

THE BLUE SHIFT: For CALmatters, Ben Christopher writes that between 2014 and 2018, many congressional districts have seen a significant shift toward the Democrats. Part of this is the number of wealthy first-time candidates who stepped forward.

CA48 (Huntington Beach):  Hans Keirstead leads fellow Democrat Harley Rouda  by 372 votes in the race for second place.

CA39 (Fullerton): For the LAT, Christine Mai-Duc looks at the mystery campaign of a late entrant physician, Herbert Lee, spent $1 million in a campaign withe several wealthy candidates. He's currently in ninth.


Classifieds below:

  • Education: Pepperdine Masters of Public Policy (GRE waived for legislative staffers)
  • Education: UOP/McGeorge School of Law: MPP/MPA (full-time or part-time, 3 miles from the Capitol)
  • Job: Cargill Director of Governmental Relations (Newark-Bay Area)
  • Job: Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager
  • Job: Randle Communications 
  • Job: The California Dental Association seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate
  • Job: Probolsky Research - Research Analyst - Public Opinion (Orange County)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
  • Training: PDI (Political Data Inc.): weekly online trainings of various skill levels   



CAPITOL DISRUPTIONS: In the Bee, Taryn Luna looks at the ongoing protests by the California Poor People's Campaign, which disrupted floor sessions.

DEATH WITH DIGNITY: For Capitol Weekly, Jessica Hice writes about the future of California's assisted suicide law which is on hold after a trial court decision that held that it was passed illegally in a legislative special session.


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  • The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a deep understanding of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at or contact us at
  • Cal State Student Association seeks Legislative Policy Analyst
    The position is responsible for researching and analyzing legislative policy issues. Additionally, the position will be responsible for externally representing the organization in legislative meetings and committees. Lastly, the position will be responsible for advising our board of directors and legislative affairs committee. For more information and to apply, visit
  • Finance & Operations Manager
    California YIMBY is looking for an innovative, resourceful, inspired individual to serve as the Finance & Operations Manager to manage day-to-day finances and operations, act as internal authority on grant requirements, and create and track annual budget. Reports directly to the CEO. $65,000-$85,000/year DOE + benefits. for details.

  • Digital Director
    California YIMBY is seeking an innovative, resourceful, inspired individual to serve as the Digital Director to create digital program to tell story of CA's housing crisis. Reports directly to the Chief Advocacy Officer. $75,000-$90,000/year DOE + benefits. for details.

  • Organizing Director
    California YIMBY is seeking a motivated, tenacious, creative individual to serve as the Organizing Director to conceive large scale organizing strategy and develop, write and implement a comprehensive strategic organizing plan. Reports directly to the Chief Advocacy Officer. $75,000-$90,000/year DOE + benefits. for details.

  • Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager to work across multiple teams providing management, coordination, and support needed to execute programs and initiatives. Ideal candidate is a self-starter, good writer, client service oriented, has an eye for detail, and believes in California’s local health plans’ mission. Salary BOE. Details.
  • Imprenta Communications Group Seeks Account Coordinator to Join Our Sacramento Office. Successful candidate will have 1-3 years previous experience working at a public relations agency, on political campaigns, political staff, or corporate marketing. The ideal candidate is a hard-working, professional, and dedicated individual seeking to empower communities of color. Spanish or Asian language fluency preferred. Full job description can be viewed here. Submit resume and cover letter to Ken Tiratira at for consideration.

  • GRE waived for qualifying government & legislative staffers to apply to the Pepperdine School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Policy program, considered the most unique policy graduate program in the country. Specialization tracks, including State & Local Policy, allow students to personalize their policy studies. Current State & Local Policy courses include, “Advanced Topics in Politics and Budgeting,” “Public Policy for Criminal Justice, Cannabis, and other Drugs,” “Permissions Development and the Environment,” and “Leadership through Public Engagement.” Find out more about this Top 10 in the West/Top 5 in California MPP program located in Malibu:

  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
    This position is responsible for a broad 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
  • SEIU-UHW – Political Capacity Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
    This position is responsible for working in close collaboration with multiple levels of staff and members to develop goals and execute plans for members participation in all areas of the political program and hard dollar fundraising.  Also provides staff support to our Political Action Advisory Committee, in collaboration with representational staff.  Candidate will train and mentor COPE chairs and member activists to help them achieve political goals.  Proven fundraising 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

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John Cox Says Trump Will Campaign For Him In California Governor's Race
Seema Mehta @
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox said Monday that President Trump would travel to California to campaign for him in his bid to defeat Democrat Gavin Newsom in the November general election.

California Community Colleges Pick Eloy Oakley As Next Chancellor | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Sessions Moves To Block Asylum For Most Victims Of Domestic, Gang Violence - Politico

The legal guidance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the latest step in a broad crackdown on undocumented immigration under President Donald Trump. | Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo

California Stem Cell Report: Viral Power: California Stem Cell Agency Hits 6k With Cyberspace Event On Stroke Therapy

The Finance 202: Republican senators only willing to go so far in challenging Trump on trade

The president's attacks on Trudeau didn't change much on Capitol Hill.

Usc's Handling Of Complaints About Campus Gynecologist Is Being Investigated By Federal Government
Matt Hamilton, Harriet Ryan @
The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday that it has launched an investigation into USC over its handling of complaints against former longtime campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall.

Once forceful on North Korean human rights abuses, Trump is mostly mum during a summit with Kim

The U.S. president has put labor camps and political prisoners on the backburner as he negotiates with Pyongyang over nuclear weapons.

Trump, North Korea's Kim Jong Un Sign Unspecified Document | The Sacramento Bee
President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday by signing a document in which Trump pledged "security guarantees" to the North and Kim reiterated his commitment to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The leaders also offered lofty promises, with the American president pledged to handle a "very dangerous problem" and Kim forecasting "major change for the world."

The NRA appears to pull old legislator grades from its website

NRA members could once see past legislator evaluations, information now missing.