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Top two primary intensifies anonymous online attacks 9

June 4, 2012 By John Hrabe Patricia McKeon is the prohibitive favorite to win the 38th State Assembly seat. As the wife and campaign fundraiser of Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, the influential chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, she

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‘Fem Dems’ Seeking Applicants 0

Katy Grimes: The “Fem Dems“ of Sacramento, a feminist political organization, are sponsoring the “2012 Fem Dems Candidate Boot Camp this weekend in Sacramento, for like minded candidates running or thinking of running for office.” The boot camp will teach candidates the “ins

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Hahn-Huey Dogfight for Cong. District 0

JULY 11, 2011 By KATY GRIMES After the February resignation of Democratic Rep. Jane Harman from the 36th Congressional District, most political observers assumed that it would be just another ho-hum political race. They expected a Democrat would easily win in

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Dem 2/3 Dominance in 2012? 5

John Seiler: Imagine Democrats totally dominate the budget, even on taxes. It’s not happening today. But in two years? Fourteen months ago here on CalWatchDog.com I was the first to predict that, after the 2010 U.S. Census and 2011 redistricting, Democrats

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Card Check Would End Secret Union Ballot 2

APRIL 4, 2011 By KATY GRIMES On March 31, Cesar Chavez Day, the California Senate passed SB 104 to eliminate secret ballot elections for farm workers voting on unionization. After a 24-14 party-line vote, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg,

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Prop. 14 Changes the Political Game 0

MARCH 9, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS The November elections were disastrous for California Republicans. They lost all nine statewide races, lost ground in the state Assembly and failed to gain a seat in Congress, despite California having 12 percent of

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