California Politics

California Sen. Kamala Harris appears at a fundraiser for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., of which she is a member, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 in Columbia, S.C. Sen. Kamala Harris returned to South Carolina on Friday, using her first visit to this early-voting state as an official presidential contender to tap into a sorority network that could prove crucial as she develops her campaign. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
January 27, 2019 - 5:37 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she's the kind of leader who can unify the country and would fight for the needs of all Americans. The first-term California senator, who announced her candidacy on Monday, planned a speech at a rally in Oakland, her...
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Burned home in Paradise from CalFire map
Doug Sovern
January 11, 2019 - 12:07 pm
Republicans in California are angry about the tweet posted by President Trump that threatened to withdraw federal disaster assistance.
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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (Photo credit: F. Sadou/AdMedia)
Doug Sovern
January 09, 2019 - 9:28 pm
Sen. Kamala Harris has decided to run for president in 2020 and will announce her candidacy on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, probably at a campaign rally in Oakland, sources close to the freshman senator from California tell KCBS Radio.
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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, photo, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Ca., leaves a campaign event at Miami Dade College in Miami. As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, California Sen. Kamala Harris is striking a delicate balance on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 08, 2019 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a "progressive prosecutor" and says it...
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FILE- In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, right, and Gov. Jerry Brown talk with reporters after their meeting at the Capitol, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will be sworn in to office Jan. 7, 2019, concluding the 80-year-old Brown's four terms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 06, 2019 - 11:52 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Gov. Jerry Brown cedes power to Gavin Newsom, it will be the first time since 1887 that California has had consecutive Democratic governors. But California isn't getting a carbon copy in substance or style. Newsom becomes governor Monday, concluding the 80-year-old...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in California's 39th District, speaks during a campaign stop in Buena Park, Calif. Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. Cisneros had been in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim for the seat held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 17, 2018 - 8:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros has captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, cementing a stunning political realignment that will leave a vast stretch of the Los Angeles metropolitan area under Democratic control in that chamber. Cisneros had waged a tight battle...
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Lawmakers are expected to take up bills to crack down on sexual harassment when they return from their summer recess in August 2018.
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
July 08, 2018 - 9:14 am
California lawmakers left for summer recess with most of the year's major bills still on their to-do list.
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Californians Go To The Polls June 5
Doug Sovern
June 01, 2018 - 5:13 pm
Four people are running to be State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Listen to KCBS Radio Political Reporter Doug Sovern interview each of them. Here's candidate Marshall Tuck: In the next interview, Doug talks with Assemblymember Tony Thurmond: In the third segment, Doug interviews candidate...
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Kevin de Leon and Dianne Feinstein
Doug Sovern
May 29, 2018 - 6:45 am
With one week to go before the June 5 primary, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has a commanding lead in her bid for re-election to one last term. State Senator Kevin de Leon, challenging Feinstein from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, hopes to finish second in the Top Two...
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Travis Allen, Republican Candidate For Governor
Doug Sovern
May 26, 2018 - 5:00 am
You'd never know Travis Allen is in an uphill, six-way fight to advance past the June 5 primary in his campaign for governor of California. "I'm Travis Allen, your next governor of California," says the smiling, confident Allen, exuding certainty that he's going to stun the pundits and claim Jerry...
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