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Here are the current tallies of the picks of contest participants. These are all percentages of participants who predict the candidate will win, of course not how much candidates will win by. The page is updated live as participants join and make or update picks.

With 625 participants as of this morning, here are a some of the closest (<60%) projected wins:

IC Steve Poizner (N) 56.88%
IC Ricardo Lara (D) 43.12%


SD14 Andy Vidak (R) 57.51%
SD14 Melissa Hurtado (D) 42.31%


SD22 Susan Rubio (D) 56.91%
SD22 Michael Eng (D) 43.09%


AD38 Dante Acosta (R) 54.60%
AD38 Christy Smith (D) 45.22%


With yesterday's new participants and changed answers, AD72 returns to the list of "close" ones--remember, this is pick to win, not projection of the actual vote. 

AD72 Josh Lowenthal (D) 59.20%
AD72 Tyler Diep (R) 40.61%


I previously announced the awards:

  • First: $100 Amazon card or charitable contribution of your choice (pot in case of tie)
  • Second: $50 Amazon card or charitable contribution of your choice (pot in case of tie)
  • Third: $25 Amazon card or charitable contribution of your choice (pot in case of tie)

In addition, any Nooner Premium subscriber will have a $25 bonus applied to their prize in thanks for their support.

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You can come back to change your picks any time up to 12pm on Election Day--November 6.

Only the top 25 participants will be shown, and the individual race answers will not be listed. 



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  • CA congressional delegation:
    • Current: 39 Democrats, 14 Republicans
    • My current projection for 116th Congress: 42 Democrats, 8 Republicans, 3 toss-ups
      - Dems hold 38; Reps hold 9
      - Dems pick up 3 leaners/likelies -- Denham (CA10), Walters (CA45) and Open/Issa (CA49)
      - Toss-ups in Knight (CA25) Open/Royce (CA39) and Rohrabacher (CA48)
  • Senate:
    • Current: 26 Democrats, 14 Republicans
    • My current projection for 2019-20 session: 27 Democrats, 13 Republicans
      - Dems pick up Open/Cannella (SD12)
      - While I have SD14 as Leans Rep, it's appearing very close
  • Assembly:
    • Current: 55 Democrats, 25 Republicans
    • My current projection for 2019-20 session: 57-59 Democrats
      - Dems hold 55, with guaranteed pick-up AD76 Chávez/Open seat, Republicans hold 21, plus:
      likely Dem pick-up in Open/Steinorth (AD40)
      - lean Dem in Salas (AD32) and Cervantes (AD60)
      - lean Rep in Acosta (AD38) , and Harper AD74
      - toss-ups in Baker (AD16) and Open/Allen (AD72)



Upward Mobility at Cal State LA


GENERIC CONGRESSIONAL BALLOT: The current Real Clear Politics generic congressional ballot average of polls from 10/8-10/23/2018 has Democrats+7.6. (change from yesterday: no change) 

For comparison purposes only: In 2014, Republicans had an edge of +2.4 in the RCV average, with final results of Republicans +5.7. In 2010, Republicans had an edge of +9.4 in the RCV average, with final results of Republicans +6.8. So, it's good for trends, but in the end can change within margins of error. 


  • US Senate control: 18.0% D, 82.0% R (Change from yesterday: R-0.3)
  • Senate seats: 48 D, 52 R (Change from yesterday: no change)
  • CA US Senate projected vote: Feinstein: 59.5%, de León 40.5% (Change from yesterday: no change)
  • House control: 85.8% D, 13.5% R (Change from yesterday: D-0.7)
  • House seats: 234 D, 201 R (Change from yesterday: D-1)
  • Popular vote margin: D+9.0% (Change from yesterday: no change)
  • California delegation: 46 Democrats, 6 Republicans, 1 Toss-up-CA39 (Change from yesterday: no change)  


  • mailed: 12,913,344 total: 5,618,768 Dem (44%), 3,187,248 Rep (25%), 4,107,328 NPP/other (32%)
  • returned: 2,265,761 total: Dem 969,369 (43%), Rep 765,805 (34%), NPP/other 530,307 (23%) 

Note: Significant shift in increases of ballots mailed and returned, but the same share of turnout.

Full data:  statewide and local government | federal and state legislative districts


Conditional Voter Registration and Voting Continues


EAR TICKLER: The CapPubRadio team look at the Orange County congressional races on its Keys to the House podcast.

Before we start, let's laugh with Capitol Weekly's Big Daddy. Today, he's "asked" by a new policy wonk staffer who finds a dispatch to take his/her duffel to Bakersfield to campaign for a legislative candidate. What to make of it? As always, Big Daddy has the answer.

Well, we're one week out. I try to avoid national politics in this space unless it directly implicates California, but my King Hall degree would be taken away if I didn't flat out say, no matter what he says in an interview, the President cannot repeal the Fourteenth Amendment by executive order

Want to get rid of birthright citizenship? I respect political perspectives from all angles, as much as I may personally disagree. Convince two-thirds of both houses of Congress and three-fourths of state legislatures. If women had to do it to get the Nineteenth Amendment to gain rights, a President must do it to take rights away. 

Meanwhile, back to Cali

I sent an update to Nooner Premium subscribers yesterday afternoon that covered the latest metrics of the nine most competitive congressional races. Here's one of them (click for larger), with all data as of 2pm yesterday.

CA45 glance

You can get the memo and other subscriber updates over the next month for $5. 

OK OK WHAT'S NEXT? There's been speculation about what former San Diego councilman and talk show host Carl De Maio will do after the Proposition 6 (gas tax repeal and road construction) campaign is over, win or lose. Well, in a West Steps Capitol presser yesterday, he announced it. 

Patrick McGreevy reports for the Los Angeles Times "Proposition 6 campaign leader Carl DeMaio on Monday threatened a recall campaign against state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra for providing what he said was a misleading ballot title for the measure that would repeal increases in the gas tax and vehicle fees."

The rationale for the recall is that an argument that Becerra's office received polling information about the most effective "no" polling data was not considered when the Third District Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a Sac Superior judge's rewriting of the work of the AG's office. Of course, the title and summary legal issue was decided in 2017 at the appellate level, and the California Supreme Court that the 3rd DCA decision stand.

I've talked to a couple strong supporters of Prop. 6 and they are not happy.

They were played by congressional Republicans who wanted to make this a major campaign issue to prevent loss of seats, but it's clearly not working in CA49--a region (OC/SD) where the gas tax repeal is very popular. That's the only area where it's really being used in candidate campaigns, and it won't save Issa's seat. Thus, the GOP congressional money is going to campaigns around Nancy Pelosi, government-run health care, and threats that the GOP tax bill will be reversed by a Dem majority (it won't, as the Senate ain't going anywhere). 

Some major Prop. 6 players also are sick of this being about title and summary. They acknowledge that they supported the administrative discretion of the office of AG under Republican Dan Lungren, who was attorney general from 1991-1999. Remember "Illegal Aliens" as the first two words of the Prop. 187 title in 1994? Or "Prohibition Against Discrimination or Preferential Treatment by State and Other Public Entities." for Prop. 209 in 1996?

Anyway, the this year's issue is done and I write this to be neither about Carl De Maio nor Proposition 6.

This is about the campaign-industrial complex.

While Yes on Proposition 6 fundraising has been anemic compared to the opposition, supporters have created a large, national network of small-dollar donors. Campaign consultants have made money and people like De Maio have found a statewide platform. 

Let's face it, after the cray-cray political year that we've had, 2019 will be flat-out boring. I plan to write about the political dynamics of major issues confronting the Legislature and how the body deals with a new governor. I'm looking forward to it and hope you find it worth my time writing. That said, it's anything but campaign consultant lucrative.

After a needed (and likely very nice, expensive after this cycle) vacation, the campaign-industrial complex needs work. Can you spare a brother an issue? 

So, someone came up with the idea of recalling Attorney General Xavier Becerra, an appointed AG who hasn't even been elected yet but will win handily next Tuesday. Sure, there is lots of things for conservatives to dislike about Becerra. He is spending a lot of state funds on legal challenges to Trump Administration administrative regulations. State attorneys general of both parties do this in all administrations. It is true that the Trump Administration, like it or not, challenges the bounds of administrative law and executive authority, in many times to be consistent with campaign promises.

However, recall of Becerra for a court-validated title and summary? There's nothing illegal to look a polling in doing so. Both sides have the opportunity to communicate to the AG during the title and summary writing period and of course have the legal process to challenge the product. 

Cal. Const. Art II, Section 14(a): "Recall of a state officer is initiated by delivering to the Secretary of State a petition alleging reason for recall. Sufficiency of reason is not reviewable. Proponents have 160 days to file signed petitions."

Someone can be subject of recall for "being a doofus." Xavier Becerra is no doofus. Josh Newman (2018) is no doofus. Gray Davis (1993) is no doofus. The late Doris Allen (1995) was no doofus. Paul Horcher (1995) is no doofus. Before that, we have to go back 80 years to find a successful 

I can name some doofuses who have served, but will hold back since some are living.

De Maio and advisors likely are seeing the breadth of their small dollar support and thinking how it can be turned in to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) of the 21st Century. The organization, born from the 1978 campaign for Proposition 13, captured a large direct mail audience of small-dollar donors in an era preceding the internet. They were frequently older homeowners who saw the biggest benefit from the cap an inflationary protections on property taxes. 

Let's face it, the youngest voter who cast a ballot for Prop. 13 is or would be 58 years old now, and those 18-year-olds then were unlikely to vote, unlikely to be homeowners, and unlikely to be a Prop. 13 supporter. Okay, to put it with delicate crass, most of the HJTA crowd is no longer a voter or contributor.

HJTA tried to gain relevance in the Prop.6 election with its own committee. It has raised $286,332.41 this year, although $270,000 was from other committees controlled by the organization, including "PROTECT PROP. 13, A PROJECT OF THE HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION." Prop. 6 sure goes a long way in protecting property taxes. 

The HJTA Prop. 6 committee has bought lots of slate cards and paid "Capitol Matrix Consulting" $5,000 for "campaign consulting." The firm is that of former Director of Finance Mike Genest and former LAO chief economist Brad Williams, two guys for whom I have great respect. Genest is credited for "facts" on the non-De Maio Yes on 6 web site. Of course, there are official facts that aren't paid for, composed by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office. Don't get me wrong, both sides play this to have respected names to quote in ads and on web sites.

All in the game, yo'.

Can De Maio and fellow Prop. 6 supporters can be the new Howard Jarvis-style organization, replacing one that has lost progressing relevance each decade? That seemed to be the goal of yesterday's presser, attended by, well, a few press folks but few others. It is true that the historic office of the attorney general is in the Capitol, but he's actually on I Street. Black Lives Matter Sacramento knows where the office is. 

Anyway, the play seems to be through a recall effort, although they will get zero support from big GOP donors, as they aren't with the Prop. 6 campaign. Those will see it as a self-serving move by the campaign-industrial complex, one that has no chance of succeeding. 

That is, unless they find a way to revive Enron and create rolling blackouts.

Nevertheless, it will be lucrative for the complex and keep De Maio's relevance beyond the reach his daily 3-6pm talk show

MAXINE: For Politico, Zachary Warmbrodt writes that, despite President Trump's use of her as a political punching bag, Congresswoman Maxine Waters is respected by Capitol Hill Republicans, particularly as it appears more likely than not that the House will flip and she will get the gavel if the Financial Services Committee. 

“There are many, many things that Maxine and I are completely, diametrically the opposite on,” said Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), who is in the running to be the committee’s Republican leader. “But I have dealt with her enough on issues to understand she can see the whole picture. It is possible to negotiate with her and she’ll keep her word. That’s an important thing in Congress. Not everybody does that anymore.”

Republicans obviously don't like her positions on the tax cut and banking regulation, "[b]ut her track record on other key issues — as well as pressure she will face from more business-friendly Democrats in what could be a narrowly divided House — has left some lobbyists and Republicans cautiously optimistic about the prospects for getting things done even if the liberal firebrand uses the chair as a platform to attack Trump."

Meanwhile, as President Trump continues asserting that Waters is a "low IQ" individual, her Republican opponent Omar Navarro is making bank. He's raised over $1 million this cycle for a district that is D+43.47, Hillary won by 61.7 points in 2016 and Jerry Brown won by 45.2 in 2014. Like the Democratic challengers in the super-competitive races, Omar has tapped into a nationwide fundraising base.  


Omar Navarro pay[larger]


Non-incumbent candidates may receive a salary under certain circumstances, according to FEC rules. That said, I spend a lot of time reading campaign finance reports and this is very rare.

Navarro "has" over 166,000 Twitter followers. Setting aside that a significant number of these have never posted and others are in faraway countries with no political postings whatsoever, thus appearing purchased, 166k is nothing to brush off your shoulder over. 

Thus, since there are really no campaign events in CA43 and he spends most of his time retweeting, perhaps a salary is appropriate. I really should have run for Congress instead of waking up before dawn and reading campaign finance reports as the late shows begin. The Navarro model is far more lucrative than what I do. No offense, Doris, you've got my vote this year, but look out in 2020!

The greatest part of all of this? His campaign against Maxine Waters is that she is "self-serving." 

All in the game, yo'.


More after the jump...


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: Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation: full-time program manager (Los Angeles)
  • Job: California Medical Association: Director of Communications & Public Affairs (Sacramento)
  • Job: California School Boards Association: legislative advocate
  • Job: California School Boards Association: regional representatives
  • Job: Climate Resolve: Communications Director (Los Angeles)
  • Job: Climate Resolve: Outreach Program Coordinator (Los Angeles)
  • Job: The Council of State Governments: Policy Committees and Programs Coordinator (Sacramento)
  • Job: Lighthouse Public Affairs: Legislative Assistant (Sacramento)
  • Job: Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager
  • Job: OPR Communications Account Executive
  • Job: Southern California Association of Governments: Legislation Analyst (Los Angeles)
  • Job: University of California Office of the President: Administrative Services Manager (Sacramento)
  • Training: Lobbying Seminars with veteran Ray LeBov: Next dates: December 13-14, February 7-8
  • Training: PDI (Political Data Inc.): weekly online trainings of various skill levels 


FINAL PUSH: For Politico, Carla Marinucci reports that Senator Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will spend the Saturday campaigning together in Southern California. The rallies will be in CA25 (Sta Clarita-Palmdale), CD39 (Fullerton-Diamond Bar), CD45 (Irvine), CD48 (Huntington Beach). Comedian Chelsea Handler will join for the CA45 rally. Handler is slated to be at tonight's fundraiser for CA48 candidate Harley Rouda with cast and crew members of The West Wing, who I listed on Sunday.

For those stumped on my irrelevant trivia, Tim Matheson played VP John Hoynes. Tommy Schlamme is Aaron Sorkin's regular directing and producing buddy. Schlamme actually did the last couple of seasons of Sports Night and the first couple of The West Wing concurrently, and they were shot at different studios leading to frantic drives between the two. Setting aside CA48 politics, this TWW fan boy sure wishes he could be in Silverlake tonight!

Anyway, if you have not been paying attention, the Harris/Newsom schedule shows the SoCal battlegrounds which could be decisive in control of the House. It's also a critical showing by Harris, who some California Democrats have been criticizing over the last couple of weeks as she rallies voters in selected, shall we say 2020, states.

I know GOP candidates everywhere in The Golden State are crushed, but POTUS's aggressive final campaign schedule will not include California. Well that's GOP candidates perhaps except Omar.

THE CAMPAIGN BREAD BAKERY: Everyone is getting rich except for the reporters who are writing about it. Laurel Rosenhall gives the write-up for CALmatters of the big industry spending on this year's ballot. "It wouldn’t be election season without a bunch of big-money interests trying to tell you how to vote. This year, with hundreds of millions of dollars rolling into initiative campaigns over housing and health care, California has hit a new record."

SPEAKING OF DOUGH: @DavidWrightCNN - "Here's a look at the top 10 House races by spending in *just* the last week of the campaign:

1. TX-32 - $4.2 million
2. CA-25 - $4.1 M
3. WA-08 - $4 M
4. VA-10 - $3.9 M
5. FL-26 - $3.8 M
6. CA-10 - $3.7 M
7. FL-06 - $3.5 M
8. TX-07 - $3.4 M
9. WA-03 - $3.3 M
10. IL-06 - $3.3 M

Several thousand of that CA10 money has been wasted on my teevee, although I don't live in the district and my ballot was received by Sac County 15 days ago.


Probolsky Research


#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymember Monique Limón and Mary Valdemar!



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  • Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation seeks a full-time program manager in Los Angeles. The program manager will reach out to, educate, and involve key constituencies, including state and local elected officials, leaders of community groups, and their respective constituencies. A full job description can be found at Email cover letter and resume to
  • Small, downtown Los Angeles boutique law firm is looking for an associate attorney with a demonstrated interest and/or experience in political, election, and nonprofit organization law, as well as a broader interest and/or experience in business law and civil litigation. [full job description]
    Email resumes to Ana Simeonova, Office Manager, 
  • The University of California Office of the President is looking for an Administrative Services Manager for its Sacramento Office. The position manages the office’s human resource administration, budget development and tracking, account, fiscal and inventory controls, space planning and technical support services, among other administrative duties. Bachelor's degree in related area or equivalent experience is required, plus five years of experience performing a range of administrative functions. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, visit and search for requisition 20180461. 
  • Director of Communications & Public Affairs – California Medical Association (Sacramento)
    Reporting directly to the VP of Strategic Communications, this position will develop/execute earned media and public affairs strategies in support of physician-focused health care advocacy. Seeking an assertive and tactful self-starter with the ability to effectively generate and shape media coverage. Must be driven with the ability to adapt to evolving priorities and deadlines. On-the-record experience required; health care or political experience strongly desired. Great culture and amazing benefits with 401k match. $85-100k DOE. View the full description and apply at:

  • The Council of State Governments is seeking a Policy Committees and Programs Coordinator in Sacramento, CA.
    Position contributes to the organization's policy objectives and engagement with regional policy-makers and other stakeholders. This includes coordinating and providing policy committee and program support.

    • Provides administrative, logistical and communications support to policy committees and programs staff.
    • Conducts entry-level policy research, follow-up activities, and provides information to members.
    • Maintains communication, conducts outreach and establishes rapport with committee staff, legislators, representatives of the private sector, and with federal, state and local government officials.

    View full posting at CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

  • Administrative Assistant for Lobby Firm
    Qualifications: Experience working in a governmental affairs office, outstanding communications skills, working knowledge of the legislative process, calendaring and arranging travel, proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word. Salary based on experience.

    Send resume to For questions, call Joelle at (916) 448-3444.

  • Lighthouse Public Affairs, Sacramento seeks FT Legislative Assistant to provide scheduling, technical and legislative support in fast-paced, collaborative environment. Salary range $40-50k w/benefits. Open until filled. Send resume and cover letter to

    Link to full job description:

  • POSITION YOURSELF FOR LOBBYING SUCCESS IN JUST TWO DAYS. Conducted by 43-year Capitol veteran Ray LeBov, Capitol Seminars' Lobbying 101 & 201 courses offer you cost-effective, comprehensive coverage of California's Legislative, Budget and Regulatory processes, Lobbying the Administration, and Media Strategies, along with an inside perspective on best practices for navigating these processes. You’ll refer repeatedly to our valuable curriculum materials long after the seminars are over. Next dates: December 13-14, February 7-8. More info / registration: or 916-442-5009.
  • Job Openings – Account Executive
    OPR Communications is seeking account executives for its media relations and public affairs teams. As the leading public relations firm in the Inland Empire, the award-winning OPR team specializes in developing and executing public affairs, media relations, public education and community outreach programs on behalf of a wide range of land-use, transportation, healthcare, energy and government agency clients. Salary DOE. 
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  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is seeking an experienced Legislation Analyst with excellent writing and communication skills to assist the Legislation Department with advancing SCAG's policy interests and planning priorities through regional, statewide, and national engagement and advocacy. Under general direction of the Manager of Legislation, the Legislation Analyst III will navigate high-level policy discussions and communicate emerging issues to SCAG's staff and Regional Council. This role will assess the impact of proposed legislation and work with the Manager to coordinate a response to all applicable legislative proposals. This role requires a legislative expert who can navigate complex political environments to increase the visibility of SCAG's legislative efforts. This role requires an understanding of transportation, housing, and air quality legislation and policy and an ability to communicate how those issues will affect the SCAG region. To apply please visit
  • Communications Director - Climate Resolve (Los Angeles)
    Reporting directly to the Senior Operations Director while working closely with the Executive Director, the Communications Director will lead the communications and media activities for the organization. This position will develop a vision and strategy to support policy, project-based, and funding/development initiatives, as well as maintain day-to-day communications for social media. The Communications Director will generate a workplan that elevates Climate Resolve’s brand in the public sphere and grow the organization’s audience. 4+ years experience desired; Knowledge of environmental and CA policy landscape preferred. 401K, medical benefits, dental/vision stipend. $69-78K DOE. Candidates with sense of humor, please apply here:
  • Outreach Program Coordinator - Climate Resolve (Los Angeles)
    Reporting to the Senior Operations Director, the Outreach Program Coordinator will assist the programmatic staff to uphold the mission of the organization via public-facing projects. The Outreach Program Coordinator will perform assignments promoting climate solutions related primarily to energy efficiency and water conservation, including online and in-person outreach, public speaking engagements, and media and communications generation while contributing to additional policy work and projects as needed. Willingness to drive for outreach work throughout both LA County and adjacent counties up to [3] days per week + automobile required (Reimbursement provided). 401K, medical benefits, dental/vision stipend. $48-52 DOE.
  • CA School Boards Assn- Legislative Advocate (West Sacramento) Under supervision of the Assistant Executive Director for Governmental Relations, researches, analyzes, and evaluates proposed and current state and federal legislation, legislative issues, statutes, regulations, and policies; communicates and advocates for the Association’s position to influence opinion in favor of public education; develops, summarizes, and maintains reports and records; fosters cooperative working relationships among Association staff and acts as liaison with various legislative, educational, community, public, and government agencies; and performs related work as required.
    Details here:  
  • 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: 
  • 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:
  • 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:
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Bombing Suspect Targeted More People In Los Angeles, Sources Say
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The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have begun reaching out to potential Southern California targets of Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr., 56, who is accused of mailing 14 explosive devices to formerPresident Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, senators, actor Robert De Niro and CNN.

Harris And Newsom To Barnstorm Southern California In Final House Push - Politico

Newsom and Harris will campaign together in Santa Clarita on Saturday morning to support both Assembly candidate Christy Smith and Democratic House candidate Katie Hill, a nonprofit executive whose tight race in the 25th Congressional District against incumbent GOP Rep. Steve Knight is viewed as a prime Democratic opportunity to flip a House seat.

Midterm Election Spending Nears A Record $5 Billion, And Democrats Outpace Republicans, Report Finds
Michael Finnegan @
Spending on the Nov. 6th congressional election is approaching $5 billion, breaking the record for a midterm, a report by the Center for Responsive Politics found.

Texans say glitchy voting machines are changing their ballots. The state blames user error.

As Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz fight for a Senate seat, Texas voters say machines are erroneously changing their ballots.

White House Scrambles To Portray Trump As Empathetic Amid Backlash To President's Response To Violence
Eli Stokols, Noah Bierman @
Even as aides worked to portray Trump as a unifying figure, however, the president continued to lash out at critics, including the news media he labeled as “the true Enemy of the People.” In a tweet Monday morning, he stirred fear of an immigrant “invasion,” choosing the same word used by the suspect in the Pittsburgh shooting spree that killed 11 Jewish worshipers Saturday.