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CA campaign reporting threshold could double

It could soon be harder to follow the money in California politics. A state lawmaker wants to double the reporting threshold for political campaigns in California — allowing major donors to contribute more money and campaigns to spend more money

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Top Two destroyed third parties

June 12, 2012 By John Seiler More than two years ago on CalWatchDog.com, I was the first to report that the Top Two voting system would destroy third parties. My article was entitled, “Will Prop. 14 kill third parties?” It

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Top Two not revolutionary — yet

June 5, 2012 By John Seiler We’ll have to see how the evening goes. But so far, the Top Two has not proved the revolutionary move to moderation that its backers hoped. In a key race in Orange County, early

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Prop. 14 Changes the Political Game

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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