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Campaign 2014

Phil Matier: What Happens When You’re 1st At The Polls On Election Day?

The turnout at the polls was so light this morning that our own Insider Phil Matier was the first to vote at his polling place.

06/03/2014

Voter stickers are seen on a desk at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California’s Top-Two Primary Yields Surprising Races

The first gubernatorial primary under California’s new top-two system has evolved into a typical campaign between Republicans hoping to come in second, pitting a state lawmaker who is a tea party favorite against a socially moderate investment banker making his first run for public office.

06/02/2014

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Netflix Development Plan On Ballot For Santa Clara County Election

Measures on Tuesday’s ballot in certain parts of Santa Clara County are mostly about new taxes for schools or libraries, but voters in Los Gatos will mull a development plan by the online media company Netflix.

06/01/2014

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Race For Santa Clara County Sheriff Pits 16-Year Incumbent Against Retired Captain Backed By Unions, Guards

The race for Santa Clara County Sheriff in Tuesday’s election has 16-year incumbent Sheriff Laurie Smith up against retired sheriff’s captain Kevin Jensen, who has the backing of unions representing deputies and jail guards.

06/01/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly (left), Neel Kashkari. (California State Assembly, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Primary Race For California Governor A Dead Heat Against Huge Brown Lead

Gov. Jerry Brown heads into Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary with a huge lead, while his top two Republican challengers have pulled into a dead heat, according to a poll released Sunday.

06/01/2014

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Campaign 2014 Special Report: Who’s Footing The Bill In Blitz Of Political Ads?

In the days before next Tuesday’s California primary election, voters are being buried in direct mail, and bombarded in radio and television ads, but much of the campaign propaganda isn’t paid for by the candidates themselves.

05/30/2014

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Campaign 2014 Special Report: Silicon Valley Democrats At Odds As Battle For Congressional Seat Heats Up

One of the most closely watched Congressional races in the nation is happening right here in Silicon Valley. Mike Honda is in jeopardy of losing his seat after seven terms in office to a candidate from his own party.

05/30/2014

A voter fills out their ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 Poll Shows Incumbent Mike Honda Likely To Face Challenger Ro Khanna In November

A KPIX 5 phone survey taken this week showed strong support among South Bay women and seniors for incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) in his 17th Congressional District re-election bid.

05/23/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly (left), Neel Kashkari. (California State Assembly, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Tea Party Candidate Resists GOP’s Slump

This week the Tea Party took some hits nationally by losing several primary battles against the GOP establishment, but a California Tea Party Republican continues to lead as the Republican candidate for governor.

05/23/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Challengers Take Direct Aim At Quan During Oakland Mayoral Debate

A crowded field of 10 candidates shared the microphone Wednesday night in the latest Oakland mayoral debate at City Hall with many of the nine challengers taking direct aim at Mayor Jean Quan.

05/22/2014

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