| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Some unsuccessful candidates for House seats in California outspent at least one of their winning rivals in the June 3 primary, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed this week.
In most of the state's 53 congressional districts, the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Patric Verrone's three-month campaign for a California State Senate seat has come to an end after gaining meager support among voters in West Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica.
With 18% of ballots counted in Tuesday's primary, the TV writer...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:26 PM
It is rare for state legislative candidates to get national media attention, but there was West Hollywood attorney Sandra Fluke on MSNBC the other day, talking about the challenges of being a woman running for the California Senate.
It was one of...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Money in politics — and proposals for diluting its influence — was a dominant theme during a standing-room-only forum in Torrance on Saturday featuring the large field of candidates to succeed longtime Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills)....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to require that the FCC ban paid prioritization agreements between Internet providers and content companies, even though the bill will have trouble getting very far in...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Joined by four other Democrats active on tech issues, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, unveiled legislation Tuesday that charts a sensible, middle-ground path on net neutrality.
Naturally, it has no chance of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A congressional caucus has named China, Russia, India and Switzerland as four countries on its piracy "watch list," singled out as countries where there are high levels of copyright infringement and a lack of legal protections.
The list was unveiled by...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:47 PM
For Republicans used to watching their party's long slide in California, a recent luncheon at a Torrance hotel offered up a serving of hope.
The three featured speakers were Republicans who had done the unexpected: finish first in primaries in deep-blue...
| May 24, 2014
| 7:20 PM
The League of Women Voters runs a tight ship, as one of candidates to succeed a retiring congressman found out Saturday.
The occasion was a gathering in Torrance organized by three South Bay chapters of the League. Fourteen of the 17 candidates still...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:00 PM
In politics, there are few positions that are simultaneously more desirable and more vulnerable than that of the “inevitable” candidate.
Candidates seen as near-certain winners have an easier time raising money, because donors want to...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:27 PM
We're conscientious voters in my household, never missing a chance to cast a ballot. And that's probably why, in the final weeks before elections, we find our mailbox flooded with a tsunami of political advertisements. In the recent primary, for example,...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Businessman and philanthropist Bill Bloomfield, who came within eight percentage points of defeating Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in 2012, has backed candidates in several of this year's hottest races.
A former longtime Republican who...