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Tuck outraising incumbent, but union looms large

CTA Issue Advocacy
October 7, 2014 By John Hrabe. Education reformer Marshall Tuck has accomplished a rare feat for a political challenger: He's raised more money than the incumbent. According to the most recent campaign finance disclosure reports released Monday, Tuck has raised nearly $1.6 million since he launched his campaign to fix California's failing schools. That's roughly $200,000 more than incumbent Superintendent of Pub...

Murder victims’ relatives debate Prop. 47

October 6, 2014 By Dave Roberts.   At 11 p.m. on July 25, 2005 San Leandro police officer Nels “Dan” Niemi was called to the scene of a disturbance on Doolittle Drive. Niemi stopped Irving Ramirez, of Newark, who had spent the day drinking a bottle of Hennessy cognac to celebrate his 23rd birthday. When Niemi turned away, Ramirez pulled out a gun, shot him in the head and pumped six more bullets into his...

AD 44: ‘Herculean’ support flows to McCoy

October 6, 2014 By John Hrabe. What a difference a day makes. On Friday, suggested Rob McCoy, the Republican candidate in the contested 44th Assembly District, was being written off by the Assembly Republican Caucus. That was supported by grumblings from GOP sources and campaign finance reports showing the Ventura County pastor at a substantial financial disadvantage to Democrat Jacqui Irwin, a Th...

VIDEO: Pete Peterson — Modernizing the secretary of state & cutting red tape

VIDEO: Pete Peterson — Modernizing the secretary of state & cutting red tape
October 6, 2014 By CalWatchdog Staff. California is far behind other states when it comes to voting technology and making it easy for entrepreneurs to start a business. Pete Peterson, the Republican candidate for Secretary of State in California has a plan to work with Silicon Valley to modernize our state's government. ...
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