Posted by Patrick S. Pemberton on April 18, 2015
Presidential politics first captured Heidi Nelson Cruz’s attention in the 1980s, when the 12-year-old read a Time magazine piece about the Ronald Reagan-Walter Mondale race while working at her San Luis Obispo bread stand.
She would later become a Capitol Hill intern, a policy aide on the George W. Bush campaign and economic director for the Western Hemisphere with the National Security Council. But while government and politics might have been her calling at one time, nothing in her background could have prepared her for the summer of 2013, when her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, helped force a shutdown of the federal government.
“We were blessed to go to good schools and have careers that Ted and I enjoyed,” said Heidi Cruz. “But we were in no way well known.”
Posted by Michael Doyle on April 14, 2015
More than ever, the Fresno County delegation that includes city council members, mayors and city managers arrived in Washington with one focal point. "Water, water, water, water," said Jeffrey T. Roberts, vice president of Granville Homes.
Posted by John Ellis on April 14, 2015
Sanger Democrat Amanda Renteria, who returned home to the central San Joaquin Valley to try and oust Hanford Republican David Valadao from Congress, has officially joined Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Posted on April 10, 2015
Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, has been named to a leadership role on the Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture.
Posted by John Ellis on April 8, 2015
There’s a rumor making the rounds that Tulare Republican Connie Conway has decided against a 2018 run for the 16th state Senate seat currently held by Bakersfield Republican Jean Fuller.
Posted by John Ellis on April 7, 2015
The next election is well over a year away, but the center-right American Action Network is spending $18,400 in a radio advertising campaign thanking Rep. David Valadao, a Hanford Republican, for his votes on the budget and bipartisan Medicare legislation.
Posted by KEVIN FREKING on April 8, 2015
Democratic Rep. Lois Capps, in her 10th term representing a congressional district along California's Central Coast, said Wednesday that she will not run for re-election.