Fresno’s $45.8 million downtown stadium has been a great place to watch baseball, but decisions made in the initial deal – and support for it by then-Council Members Henry R. Perea and Garry Bredefeld – have proven controversial 14 years later. And Councilman Lee Brand’s role in cutting the Fresno Grizzlies’ annual rent in half has been equally debated. Brand and Perea are now seeking to become Fresno’s next mayor, and Bredefeld wants to again represent District 6 on the council.
Ted Cruz needs Indiana’s evangelical voters, but even with an endorsement from Gov. Mike Pence, religious-minded voters don’t seem inclined to give him a boost ahead of Tuesday’s must-win Republican presidential primary against Donald Trump and John Kasich.
Donald Trump, touching off his presidential campaign in California ahead of the state’s critical primary, said Thursday that California has suffered more than any other state from “open borders,” while pinning crime in the Los Angeles area to illegal immigration.
A crowd of chanting protesters against Donald Trump gathered outside Republicans' California convention in Burlingame on Friday, April 29, 2016. Trump, along with fellow presidential GOP candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich, are scheduled to speak at the convention.
Former House Speaker John Boehner unleashed his disdain for Sen. Ted Cruz during a talk at Stanford University on April 27, 2016, saying he usually gets along with everyone, but Cruz is miserable. Boehner added "over my dead body will he be president." Audio courtesy of The Stanford Daily, photo AP file
Some of John Kasich’s supporters in Indiana are disappointed that the Ohio governor is bypassing their state and are not buying into the “stop Trump” vote. Some voters see the pact and the early vice presidential choice of Carly Fiorina by Ted Cruz to be political gamesmanship.
California Democrats challenging the San Joaquin Valley’s Republican congressional incumbents are hoping to link their GOP opponents to Donald Trump, the flamboyant New York businessman who is on the verge of becoming his party’s presidential nominee.
The definition of acting “presidential” – for denizens of the White House and even their pets – has, at times, been stretched. But as Donald Trump struggles with admonitions from advisers who want the pugnacious Republican front-runner to ratchet back his freewheeling bombast, those who study the presidency say he’s got a long way to go.
Sen. Ted Cruz announced on April 27, 2016, that should he win the Republican nomination, his running mate as vice president will be Carly Fiorina. Fiorina, a former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, was an early contender in the GOP primary race but dropped out in February.
Ted Cruz’s announcement of Carly Fiorina as his running mate came Wednesday in Indiana, where Cruz is laboring to keep his candidacy afloat, but with a careful eye on California, where the campaign could be decided. Fiorina was widely praised in both her 2010 Senate campaign and long-shot presidential campaign for her performance in debates.
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday endorsed N.C. Rep. Julia Howard, R-Mocksville, for Congress in North Carolina’s crowded primary competition in the 13th Congressional district. North Carolina’s primary will be held June 7.
Ted Cruz and John Kasich have announced they are coordinating their campaign efforts in Indiana, New Mexico and Oregon in hopes that, combined, they can draw momentum away from Donald Trump and force a contested Republican convention. McClatchy's Steve Thomma and David Lightman ask: Will it work?