Abel Maldonado

Abel Maldonado. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former Lt. Gov. Maldonado Drops GOP Bid For California Governor

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado has abandoned his long-shot GOP bid for governor of California, as he floundered for support and campaign cash.


California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown’s Approval Rating Reaches New High, Poll Finds

Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval rating has reached a new high as he considers seeking re-election next year.


Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (California State Assembly)

Outspoken Conservative Assemblyman To Challenge Gov. Brown In 2014

Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly on Tuesday announced his 2014 bid for California governor, wading into a race against Gov. Jerry Brown despite the incumbent’s seemingly unstoppable money and campaign machinery.


Abel Maldonado. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado May Challenge Gov. Brown

Former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado, a republican from Santa Maria, formed a campaign committee on Thursday—which allows him to raise money for the 2014 gubernatorial election, challenging Gov. Jerry Brown.


Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris

Newsom Wins Lt. Governor, Harris Trails For AG

Democratic rising star Gavin Newsom declared victory late Tuesday night in his bid for California lieutenant governor, while San Francisco’s top prosecutor Kamala Harris trailed in the state attorney general’s race.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/02/2010

Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer, marijuana joint

CBS 5 Poll: Dems Win Senate & Governor Seats, Prop 19 Close Call

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — With just one day until election day, a new CBS 5 KPIX-TV poll shows Democrats as the likely winners for California’s races for U.S. Senate, governor and lieutenant governor. The […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/01/2010

Lt Gov. Abel Maldonado and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (AP)

Field Poll Shows Tight Races For California’s Lt. Governor and Attorney General

The latest Field polls suggest Gavin Newsom has slightly increased his lead over Abel Maldonado in the lieutenant governor’s race and Kamala Harris is still trailing in the race for California attorney general.


Attorney General Jerry Brown, Senator Barbara Boxer

CBS 5 Poll: Brown & Boxer Lead; Prop. 19 Failing

A new KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll released Tuesday showed Democrats Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer leading, while Proposition 19 is no longer favored among likely voters.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/26/2010

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Democrats Locked In Tight State Races

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and District Attorney Kamala Harris both have plenty of work to do if they hope to be elected to statewide office.


Lt Gov. Abel Maldonado and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (AP)

Cyberspace Serves As Battleground For Lt. Governor Candidates

YouTube appeared to be the go-to place for Democratic San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his Republican rival, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. Both campaigns posted videos online this week. Neither video minced words.