California Politics

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
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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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Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
May 25, 2018 - 12:15 am
Charter school advocates and tech millionaires are spending big in the closing days of the California governor's race, to try to propel Antonio Villaraigosa to one of the top two spots in the June 5 primary. When Villaraigosa, now 65, was a two-term Mayor of Los Angeles, and before that, Speaker of...
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Doug Sovern
May 24, 2018 - 5:00 am
State Treasurer John Chiang says there's a reason he's always rooted for underdogs: it's because of the racism he encountered as one of the few Asian American children in his Chicago neighborhood. "They threw rocks at our windows, and spray-painted our garage," he remembers. Decades later, he is...
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John Cox, Republican candidate for Governor of California
Doug Sovern
May 23, 2018 - 5:00 am
With the California primary campaign heading into the home stretch, the Republican Party's greatest hope in the race for governor appears to be a millionaire businessman who failed four times to win elective office running in Illinois and just moved to the Golden State seven years ago. John Cox, 62...
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Doug Sovern
May 22, 2018 - 5:00 am
There is only one woman among the major candidates for governor of California. She is attempting a political comeback, after years out of the spotlight.
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