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Happy humpday! The quiet continues in the toasty capital city.

While state campaign finance filing deadline isn't until July 31, federal filing was Sunday. Here's a look at cash-on-hand for the most-watched races.

U.S. Senate:

  • Kevin de León: $693,689.00
  • Dianne Feinstein: $7,033,794.00 

CA04 (Foothills):

  • Tom McClintock (R): $670,974.60  
  • Jessica Morse (D): $535,953.96

CA10 (Stanislaus): 

  • Jeff Denham (R): $760,426.59
  • Josh Harder (D): $1,058,890.30

CA21 (Kings): 

  • TJ Cox (D): $951,286.72
  • David Valadao (R): $1,625,257.94

CA22 (Tulare):

  • Andrew Janz (D): $1,124,155.73
  • Devin Nunes (R): $6,108,635.41

CA25  (Santa Clarita/Palmdale)

  • Katie Hill (D): $852,841.68
  • Steve Knight (R): $1,301,165.30

CA39 (Fullerton): 

  • Gil Cisneros (D): $760,426.59
  • Young Kim (R): $304,826.67

CA45 (Irvine):

  • Katie Porter (D): $780,830.98 
  • Mimi Walters (R): $1,524,410.71

CA48 (huntington Beach:

  • Dana Rohrabacher: $479,365.69
  • Harley Rouda: $482,623.04 

CA49 (Oceanside)

  • Diane Harkey (R): $170,482.34 
  • Mike Levin (D): $849,542.53

US SENATE: For CALmatters, Dan Walters looks at the endorsement by the California Democratic Party Executive Board of State Senator Kevin de León over incumbent Dianne Feinstein. "The action says more about the party than it does about Feinstein. It tells us that the party’s political junkie activists are so obsessed with “resistance” to Donald Trump that they are willing to discard one of the Senate’s most senior and influential members."

SCHIFF HAPPENS: Andy Krell proflies Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) for California Sunday Magazine. "The Quiet Anger of Adam Schiff: Two years ago, he was a respected but little-known congressman from Los Angeles. Today, he’s the face of the Democrats’ opposition to Trump."

CONGRESS: In Politico, Heather Caygill reports that Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-Whittier) is running for House Democratic Caucus chair. "Sánchez, currently Democratic Caucus vice-chair, made the announcement in a letter circulated to colleagues Tuesday. Sánchez praised Crowley (D-N.Y.) in her letter, calling it an “honor” to work with him since she was elected vice-chair in 2016."

It could be a rematch with Barbara Lee... 

POTUS WATCH: David Siders writes in Politico that Senator Kamala Harris has inked a book deal. "The California senator’s book, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” is scheduled to be published by Penguin Books in January, about a year before the Iowa caucuses, the publisher announced Tuesday." She has $3.5 million on hand.

CA48 (Huntington Beach): In what was already a bad week for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R) in which a poll came out finding he is trailing Harley Rouda (D) and lagging in fundraising, he's now tied up in a Russian spy scandal. Politico's Kyle Cheney reports:

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) says he’s not sure whether he’s the congressman mentioned in Monday’s indictment of a Russian gun-rights activist for acting as an unregistered agent of the Kremlin — but he is sure that the charge against the woman is “bogus.”

The indictment of 29-year-old Mariia Butina notes that she had discussions with a prominent Russian official — believed to be Alexander Torshin — about his plans to “meet with a U.S. Congressman during a Congressional Delegation trip to Moscow in August 2015."

Rohrabacher said on Tuesday that he was part of that delegation, but he said he was there with at least one other lawmaker and a larger group of Americans.

Whether or not it is him, pretty bad optics given national news this week. Here is challenger Harley Rouda's response.

GOV: In the Bee, Alexei Koseff writes that Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox is not talking about climate change and asks whether, if elected, would continue the path following Jerry Brown's policies. He's been sticking to repeal of the gas tax and cost of living in the state.

  

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ELECTRIC! For Capital Public Radio, Ben Bradford looks at the legislative efforts to have the state join with other states to create a regional electricity market.

At times, California also has more solar energy during the day than it can use, requiring it to shut off that energy or pay other states to take it. A “regionalized” electric grid could solve this problem and reduce emissions in other states.

But the plan has divided consumer advocates, environmentalists and Democrats in the Legislature, who fear a new interstate energy agreement could allow federal regulators appointed by President Trump to interfere in California’s electricity mix. 

THE TUNNEL(S): Backers of the Delta tunnel(s) project have formed a finance authority to apply for a federal $1.6 billion loan, reports Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler in the Bee.

On Thursday, the just-formed Delta Conveyance Finance Authority, led by the regional water agencies backing the tunnels project, is expected to start the application process for a $1.6 billion federal water infrastructure loan administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Congress set up the loan program in 2014 to spur upgrades to the nation’s aging system of irrigation projects and dams.

TURNOUT: For Fox&Hounds, Joe Mathews writes that the claim of higher voter turnout is based on wrong comparison:   

[I]t’s wrong to compare this June’s turnout to June elections in 2010 or previous years. If anything, we should be comparing top two June elections to the old November general elections in non-presidential years. And those comparisons show that turnout has all but collapsed.

 

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)
  • Event: Capitol Seminars lobbying workshop
  • Job: California Welfare Directors Association
  • Job: Cargill Director of Governmental Relations (Newark-Bay Area)
  • Job: Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager
  • Job: Serna Center @ Sac City Unified: Chief Business Officer
  • 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   

 

  

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  • CALIFORNIA POLITICS THIS WEEK - Tune in to see host Josh Gross and the panel analyze the June primary election, the gas tax repeal, the ongoing Sativa water crisis, and the races they're watching in November.  New episode posted at: CPTW.TV
         
  • CA School Boards Assn- 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:
  • https://onepoint.employernet.net/ta/CSBA.jobs?ShowJob=134407117 
  • CA School Boards Assn- Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Orange County)
    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:

    onepoint.employernet.net/ta/CSBA.jobs?ShowJob=134407120
  •  CA School Boards Assn- 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://onepoint.employernet.net/ta/CSBA.jobs?ShowJob=134407122

  • WE CAN HELP MAKE YOUR LOBBYING EFFORTS MORE EFFECTIVE. Numerous nonprofits and private sector organizations, lobbying firms, trade associations and government entities use Capitol Seminars as their No.1 training resource -- for new lobbyists, support staff, executives who hire and manage lobbyists. Conducted by 43-year Capitol veteran Ray LeBov, our Lobbying 101 & 201 seminars offer you comprehensive coverage of the Legislative process, along with best practices for Legislative, Budget, and Regulatory Agency advocacy, Lobbying the Administration, and Media Strategies. You’ll refer to the extensive curriculum materials long after the seminars are over. Next dates: August 2-3, October 4-5, December 13-24. More information / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916-442-5009.
  • The County Welfare Directors Association is hiring a Human Services Policy Analyst focusing on county-run programs serving children and adults. The Analyst supports the advocacy work CWDA is engaged in, at the direction of senior staff, including but not limited to legislative and budget efforts and implementation of policy changes enacted at the state and federal level. Competitive salary, excellent benefit package. Open until 8/1. Details: www.cwda.org/job-opportunities
  • CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER (CBO)
    SERNA CENTER Sacramento City USD 5735 47th Ave. Sac, CA 95824
    Salary Range: $157,252 – $197,031 yrly. Medical, Dental and Vision; $4,800 annual travel stipend
    CBO’s role is to create a structure incorporating the District’s annual budget process with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) using the SCUSD Guiding Principle and Core Value Statement. The ability to incorporate them into one seamless process could lead to more equitable outcomes for all students.
    Apply: www.edjoin.org/Home/Jobs?stateID=24&countyID=34&districtID=583
    Contact: Monica Garland monicaga@scusd.edu
  • 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 go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy or contact us at publicpolicy@pacific.edu
  • 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 apptrkr.com/1226018

  • 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. cayim.by/finopsmanager 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. cayim.by/digdirector 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. cayim.by/orgdirector 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 ktiratira@icgworldwide.com 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: publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6
  • 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 seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.
  • 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 seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com.

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
L.A. County Votes To Put New Property Tax Before Voters To Clean Storm Water
Nina Agrawal @
latimes.com
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to place a parcel tax on November's ballot. The tax would raise money to capture and clean storm water.

The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump

A new study based on Facebook data provides a picture of who is placing political ads on the social network ahead of the midterm elections. President Trump tops the list.

Federal Reserve Chair Calls Decline In Workers' Share Of Profits 'very Troubling'
Jeff Stein @
latimes.com
The fall in the percentage of economic growth flowing to workers is "very troubling," a worrisome sign in an otherwise bright American economy, Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell told a Senate panel Tuesday.

Pompeo To Testify In Senate After Criticism Of Trump-putin Summit - Politico

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in open session on the afternoon of July 25. | Moises Castillo/AP Photo

First Of Garcetti-backed Homeless Shelters Nears Opening, With A $700,000 Deck
Dakota Smith @
latimes.com
Trailers set up near downtown's historic El Pueblo will house 45 homeless people beginning in August. Construction of a $700,000 deck helped delay the project. The mayor has committed a total of $20 million for similar emergency facilities across the city.

New Bipartisan Push Launched To Freeze Trump Tariffs - Politico

Sens. Doug Jones and Lamar Alexander are planning to introduce a bill next week to halt President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on European automakers like Mercedes-Benz. | Michele Tantussi/Getty Images