Campaign 2012

A California polling place

California Voter Turnout Was 72 Percent In November Election

California’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.

12/15/2012

Dick Armey

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.

12/11/2012

An East Contra Costa County Fire District station (CBS)

Contra Costa Fire Officials Prepare For Station Closures

As many as 8-10 stations could close over the next few years after Measure Q failed in the November election.

11/21/2012

California State Capitol

Supermajority Holds Promise, Peril For California Democrats

With 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.

11/15/2012

California State Capitol

Democrats Gain Supermajority In California Assembly

Democrats 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.

11/14/2012

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 Urges UC To Rethink Education, Contain Costs

Gov. 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.

11/14/2012

Norman Yee (left) and FX Crowley, candidates for San Francisco District 7 Supervisor. (Yee Campaign / Crowley Campaign)

Yee Expands Lead In Close Race For San Francisco Supervisor

The 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.

11/13/2012

Norman Yee (left) and FX Crowley, candidates for San Francisco District 7 Supervisor. (Yee Campaign / Crowley Campaign)

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.

11/12/2012

A California polling place

Berkeley Development Measure Ahead By One Vote

A 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.

11/08/2012

mail-in ballots, vote, election, generic,

Top Candidates In San Francisco Supes Race 97 Votes Apart

The 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.

11/08/2012

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