Posted by John Ellis on January 23, 2015
Sanger Democrat Amanda Renteria was soundly beaten last year in her bid to oust Hanford Republican David Valadao from Congress.
But that doesn’t mean the central San Joaquin Valley native and Washington, D.C., veteran is giving up on politics. With the 2014 election now behind her, Renteria is looking ahead to 2016 and considering the possibility of realigning her political world from Washington to Sacramento.
“How can I make a difference?” she said. “To be here versus on a plane each weekend (to and from Washington) is really compelling. I feel I can make more of an impact for the Central Valley in Sacramento.”
Posted by David Siders on January 23, 2015
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a reliable source of entertainment – and inspiration – for California Republicans, will keynote the state party’s spring convention, organizers said Friday.
Posted by John Ellis on January 21, 2015
Tehachapi Republican Phil Wyman, a former state legislator who unsuccessfully ran last year for state attorney general, is now considering a campaign for the U.S. Senate held by Barbara Boxer, who will retire at the end of her term next year.
Posted by Michael Doyle on January 21, 2015
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin on Wednesday talked water, transportation and crime-fighting while attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual winter conference. With snow falling part of the day, Swearengin met with officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to discuss the drought and water deliveries in the San Joaquin Valley.
Posted by The Fresno Bee on January 20, 2015
House members from the Central Valley offer their responses, which range from hearing "the same, tired old policies" to not hearing anything about California's drought.
Posted by John Ellis on January 20, 2015
During Tuesday’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama, central San Joaquin Valley Reps. Jim Costa and David Valadao wore lapel pins signifying they are part of a bipartisan congressional movement.