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AP makes call - Grant to face Bera in November for 7th district

June 5, 2018 |  
The Associated Press has called Andrew Grant the runner-up in the race for California's 7th congressional district.
According to most recent tallies posted by the Sacramento County, Grant has won 19,428 votes for 33-percent of the current total. Grant was being challenged by fellow Republican Dr. Yona Barash for the second position to challenge incumbent Democratic Congressman Dr. Ami Bera.
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Capitol Connections

Capitol Connections

Mark the June primary and prepare for the November general election by learning about political office holders who have been permanently “pigeon-holed” here in the Historic City Cemetery. Whether the primary results left you cheering or demanding a recount, the cemetery counts among its residents no fewer than three governors, as well as other city, state and federal government figures, and even (the son of) a founding father! Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Mugwumps, Know-Nothings, & Dolly Vardens

Mugwumps, Know-Nothings, & Dolly Vardens

California has had plenty of fascinating 3rd Party movements, most splintered off from existing parties. You may be surprised at the level of popular support for their more questionable platforms. Learn about the rapid rise and fall of the Know-Nothings, how the Workingmen’s Party helped write the state constitution and elected a mayor, examine just how progressive the Progressive Party was, and meet local members of the Socialist, Greenback Labor, and Prohibition Parties. Saturday, June 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

California's West Hollywood declares 'Stormy Daniels Day'

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — It's "Stormy Daniels Day" in West Hollywood, California... Read More

Rep. Calvert introduces rider banning lawsuits against Delta Tunnels on federal spending bill

Rep Ken Calvert (R - Corona). 

By Dan Bacher | May 21, 2018 |

Representative Ken Calvert of Riverside County (R-Corona), who has received numerous campaign contributions from engineering and construction firms, bottled water companies, and developers, has introduced an alarming rider to a federal draft spending bill that would ban state or federal lawsuits against Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project.  

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Assembly member Cooper accepted over $34,000 in gifts, travel including trips to Hawaii, Ireland

March 14, 2018 |

According to mandated economic interest disclosures filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission, during 2017 Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D - Elk Grove) received gifts and travel valued at over $34,000. 
The disclosure was filed on March 1, 2018, and showed the second term legislator representing the states 9th Assembly District, which includes all of Elk Grove accepted gifts, mostly meals valued at $4,008. Those gifts ranged from oranges from California Citrus Mutual valued at $8.65 to a gift reported with a price of $395.41 from the California Tribal Business Alliance described as a gift card, food, and lodging.
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Westmoreland withdraws from congressional race, Bera now faces two republicans

Brad Westmoreland. | February 15, 2018 | 
In an announcement made on social media, Brad Westmoreland has withdrawn from the primary race for California's 7th Congressional District. Westmoreland was challenging fellow Democrat and incumbent Dr. Ami Bera, taking a more progressive stance on a host of issues.
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