All posts tagged "gavin newsom"
US Senate 2016: John Chiang has better favorable ratings than Gov. Jerry Brown (Part III)
State Treasurer John Chiang is the strongest candidate to succeed U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016. We’ve been saying it for months. Here’s Part I and Part II for those who haven’t read it. When you look at...
- Posted January 9, 2015
US Senate 2016: Subtle differences in Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom’s logos, branding
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s announcement Thursday that she won’t seek reelection has set off rampant speculation about who’s running to succeed her. All the talk seems to be that Attorney General Kamala Harris has cut a deal...
- Posted January 9, 2015
Asm. GOP leader Kristin Olsen vaguely embraces high-speed rail
Public support is waning. Republican Neel Kashkari routinely lampooned it throughout the 2014 gubernatorial campaign as “the crazy train.” Even some prominent California Democrats question its viability and ridership numbers. But that hasn’t stopped Assembly GOP leader Kristin Olsen...
- Posted January 7, 2015
US Senate 2016: Is Charles Munger, Jr. the GOP’s answer to Tom Steyer?
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s potential retirement has California’s second-tier Democrats licking their chops. Attorney General Kamala Harris and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, according to the conventional wisdom, don’t intend to run against each other. She’ll take U.S. Senate...
- Posted January 5, 2015
Why John Chiang tops field of Democratic hopefuls in 2016 (Part II)
State Controller and soon-to-be Treasurer John Chiang is the strongest candidate to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 or U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016. You’d never know it by the way the media have fawned over Lt. Gov. Gavin...
- Posted November 19, 2014
US Senate 2016: Why John Chiang is a top-tier Democrat to replace Barbara Boxer (Part 1)
We haven’t certified the 2014 election results, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to start looking at the 2016 election. All the buzz is that California’s 74-year-old U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer is retiring in 2016. She’s...
- Posted November 17, 2014
New LA Times publisher Austin Beutner has contributed $286k to Democrats
Austin Beutner, the newly-appointed publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, has contributed more than a quarter million dollars to the Democratic Party and its candidates in recent years, a CalNewsroom.com analysis of campaign finance records...
- Posted August 12, 2014
Campaign 2014: Swearengin forgoes November ballot statement
Some campaign decisions make you wonder, “What were they thinking?” Last Wednesday marked the deadline for statewide candidates to buy a ballot statement in the November 2014 “Voter Information Guide,” a valuable and cost-effective way to communicate with voters. Several statewide candidates,...
- Posted July 23, 2014
10 CA Democrat campaigns could raise thousands with interest-bearing accounts
California Democrats converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center today for the party’s annual state convention. The party is well-positioned for the 2014 campaign cycle. Governor Jerry Brown is expected to cruise to reelection and could once...
- Posted March 7, 2014
UC workers vote to go on strike
More than 21,000 workers at the University of California have voted to go on strike. An overwhelming 96 percent of the university’s service workers and patient care employees approved the strike authorization after three days of voting, union officials announced...
- Posted February 15, 2014