Campaign 2012

California Voter Turnout Was 72 Percent In November ElectionCalifornia’s Secretary of State said more than half the voters who cast ballots in the November election voted by mail—the highest rate yet for a general election.
Opinion: Amazing 'Stupid Things'Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying "stupid things," but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.
Contra Costa Fire Officials Prepare For Station ClosuresAs many as 8-10 stations could close over the next few years after Measure Q failed in the November election.
Supermajority Holds Promise, Peril For California DemocratsWith supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature, Democrats have a historic opportunity to push their agenda on issues such as tax reform, workers' rights and changing the initiative process.
Democrats Gain Supermajority In California AssemblyDemocrats have gained a supermajority in the state Assembly, giving California’s majority party complete dominance of state politics and the ability to raise taxes unilaterally if they choose.
Gov. Brown Urges UC To Rethink Education, Contain CostsGov. Jerry Brown is calling on the University of California to contain costs and rethink how it does business even though voters approved new taxes to fund schools and colleges.
Yee Expands Lead In Close Race For San Francisco SupervisorThe historically close race for San Francisco’s District 7 supervisor seat widened a bit, with board of education president Norman Yee now leading by 109 votes as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the city’s elections department.
33 Votes Separate Candidates In San Francisco Supes Race The race for San Francisco’s District 7 supervisor seat remains historically close, with board of education President Norman Yee holding a 33-vote lead over F.X. Crowley after the latest vote totals were released Monday.
Berkeley Development Measure Ahead By One VoteA ballot measure that would allow more flexibility in the development of large parcels of land in West Berkeley inched ahead by one vote in updated election results released late Thursday.
Top Candidates In San Francisco Supes Race 97 Votes ApartThe top two candidates are less than 100 votes apart in the race for San Francisco’s District 7 supervisor, according to the latest results released Thursday by the city’s Department of Elections.
Federal Judge Halts Part Of California Human Trafficking MeasureA federal judge has blocked part of a voter-approved ballot initiative related to human trafficking.
Bay Area Election Officials Estimate Lower Turnout Than 2008Bay Area counties are projecting strong voter turnout for Tuesday’s presidential election, however numbers are expected to be below those from the 2008 race.