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Jerry Brown for Senate? Governor Leads New California Poll

A Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) poll released Tuesday indicates that California Gov. Jerry Brown is the leading alternative to incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), in case the senior U.S. Senator decides not to run.

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The Bee Looks Back on Fresno Mayor Swearengin’s 8 Years

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is one of the few prominent Republican officials in California. Her mission, when she took office, was to keep her city from bankruptcy. She sought help everywhere, including California Governor Jerry Brown and President Barack Obama.

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 …

Presidential Race Could Boost California Primaries

For the first time in decades, the presidential primary in California — on both sides — may profoundly affect the presidential race, boosting turnout and prompting a ripple effect that could change the nature of local races around the state.