Posted by John Ellis on August 1, 2014
In their state controller battle, it looks like Republican Ashley Swearengin and Democrat Betty Yee are basically starting from close to zero in the money department. Or, in Swearengin’s case — below zero.
Campaign finance reports this week show Yee with $84,000 in her campaign account and $18,000 in unpaid bills. So on June 30 — the final day covered by the reports — she actually had a net of around $66,000.
Swearengin is faring even worse.
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.
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.