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California Politics: The decade that rescued the state budget
How much will California redistricting shift political power?
California Politics: A dramatic do-over of maps for Congress
California Politics: The time change that wasn’t
Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz set to run for US Senate as Republican
How much will California redistricting shift political power? – ABC10.com KXTV
Celebrity Surgeon Dr. Oz Running for Senate in Pennsylvania – U.S. News & World Report
Celebrity physician Dr. Oz launches campaign for Senate in Pa. as a Republican
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11 – Belleville News-Democrat
Dr. Oz is expected to join Pa.’s U.S. Senate race
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California Politics: The decade that rescued the state budget How much will California redistricting shift political power? California Politics: A dramatic do-over of maps for Congress California Politics: The time change that wasn’t Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz set to run for US Senate as Republican How much will California redistricting shift political power? – ABC10.com KXTV Celebrity Surgeon Dr. Oz Running for Senate in Pennsylvania – U.S. News & World Report Celebrity physician Dr. Oz launches campaign for Senate in Pa. as a Republican Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11 – Belleville News-Democrat Dr. Oz is expected to join Pa.’s U.S. Senate race
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2021
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Celebrity politicians fuel record ad spending

The rise of celebrity politicians is fueling record ad spending that will likely continue to flood American airwaves through next year’s midterms, industry watchers tell Axios. Why it matters: Firebrand congressional freshmen and sophomores are raking in grassroots donations — and starring in ads from both allies and opponents alike. It’s part of an explosion in small-dollar fundraising that’s translating into a huge spike in paid political advertising. Stay on…
Sep
2021
29

Ex-Bush strategist Matthew Dowd running as Democrat in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Matthew Dowd, a former political advisor to Republican President George W. Bush, announced Wednesday that he will run as a Democrat for Texas lieutenant governor. The onetime chief strategist to Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign enters the race as a heavy underdog challenger to Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a firebrand who in two terms as second-in-command has driven the Texas Capitol to the hard right over…
Sep
2021
28

Caitlyn Jenner vows to ‘stay involved’ in politics after California recall loss

Caitlyn Jenner’s California (Surfing) Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), drawing about one percent of the vote. Asked if she’d seek office again, Jenner confirmed she would, adding, “I want to stay involved.” She also said that even though the campaign didn’t “work out the way we wanted,” it “opened my eyes to political life,” and she intends to continue fighting to make the Republican Party “more inclusive.”  Newsom earlier this month…
Sep
2021
28

As fiscal crises mount, Congress is finally ready to play ball — literally, not figuratively – Roll Call

Roger Williams looks like a manager. Fine, snowy white hair sneaks out from under a baseball cap shading his wrinkled, well-tanned face from the still unrisen sun as he addresses his squad at the end of a predawn practice Tuesday morning. “Outfield, I want you to play in, I don’t want you to play out,” the House Republican says in a Texan drawl. “Keep the ball in front of you.…
Sep
2021
27

Senate Republicans block bill to avert government shutdown

Senate Republicans on Monday evening blocked a measure passed by the House last week that would fund the government and suspend the federal debt ceiling. Before the vote, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the GOP does not want Democrats have pushed back at McConnell and the GOP stance about the country’s debts, saying that the $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package was passed by a bipartisan vote last year,…
Sep
2021
27

Just 1 in 5 voters would blame the GOP if the government defaults, poll finds

Congress’ “week from hell” is well on its way, as lawmakers juggle the two-track infrastructure and $3.5 trillion spending bills with a looming government shutdown and the threat of a “catastrophic” default on the nation’s national debt. Unfortunately, avoiding the latter has proved rather complicated. Although Democrats‘ clear attack on GOP strategy.  That said, about 2 in 5 voters said they would blame both parties equally, while 31 percent would…
Sep
2021
27

Rep. Karen Bass enters race for Los Angeles mayor – California News Times

Democrat Karen Bass shook the already crowded field in hopes of replacing the retiring Mayor Eric Garcetti in a 2022 race for the Mayor of San Francisco (Surfing). Bass served in the House of Representatives for the sixth term and previously headed the Congressional Black Caucus. Her announcement was expected. A person who knew the bus plan that spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity last week said…
Sep
2021
27

Elder humbles GOP vets, blows past other celebrities – California News Times

Larry Elder, the host of a conservative talk show, was the latecomer to California (Surfing) political scene. “We may have lost the battle, but we intend to win the war,” the elder cheered from the crowd. As of 10 pm, state-wide partial results showed elders with almost 44% of the votes when he was recalled among voters who answered the question of who should replace Newsom. .. Nearly two million…
Sep
2021
26

Cory Booker spars over Tim Scott’s claim Democrats wanted to defund police in reform bill

Sen. Cory Booker pushed back Sunday against Sen. Tim Scott‘s allegations that Democrats‘ pursuit of police reform as efforts to defund law enforcement departments during an interview with CBS News’s Face the Nation on Sunday. CONGRESS GIVES UP ON BIPARTISAN POLICE REFORM AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS Sen. Cory Booker on the end of police reform negotiations: “It was a frustrating experience in the sense that we had the biggest civil…