Posted by John Ellis on July 30, 2014
You know the election season is just about ready to kick into gear when the challenger in a political race calls on the incumbent to debate.
In northern California’s 7th Congressional District, Republican challenger Doug Ose on Tuesday tweeted that “voters deserve five debates to hear the difference between Rep. (Ami) Bera’s & my vision for a stronger America.”
The day before, Sanger Democrat Amanda Renteria, who is running against incumbent Republican David Valadao in the central San Joaquin Valley’s 21st Congressional District, put out a news release with a similar request — six debates throughout the district between now and Election Day.
Posted by John Ellis on July 29, 2014
If Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin hopes to be the state’s next controller, almost everyone agrees, she’s going to need lots of support from independents and Democrats.
Posted by John Ellis on July 24, 2014
House Republicans on Thursday cleared the way for a full House vote to move forward on a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, saying he has failed to implement the Affordable Care Act.
Posted by John Ellis on July 23, 2014
President Barack Obama stopped in the Bay Area Wednesday for a luncheon fundraiser at the Tudor-style mansion of real estate tycoon George Marcus.
Posted by Hannah Furfaro on July 23, 2014
The man looking to unseat state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is touring the central San Joaquin Valley on Thursday and Friday to pitch his plans to voters and meet with local education leaders.
Posted by John Ellis on July 22, 2014
During a recent Fresno visit, state Senate president pro tem-elect Kevin de León listed some reasons that his fellow senator, Hanford Republican Andy Vidak, shouldn’t be reelected.
Posted by Hannah Furfaro on July 21, 2014
The state's teachers union has quashed an effort to rerun the Fresno Teachers Association election that swept in a slate of new officers in April.