Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Field Poll Shows Condoleezza Rice Leading Potential 2016 U.S. Senate Field

Rice and Kamala Harris topped the list as the Field Poll looked at 18 people who may or may not run, and whether likely voters would support their candidacy.


Rebecca Kaplan making her announcement that she is running for mayor in East Oakland on June 5, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Joins Crowded Oakland Mayor’s Race

Kaplan becomes the 17th candidate, joining an already crowded field of candidates looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan in November.


George Shirakawa

Replacement For Convicted Santa Clara County Supervisor To Be Elected Tuesday

Voters in Santa Clara County will cast ballots Tuesday in the special election to replace former District 2 supervisor George Shirakawa.


A California polling place

California’s Top-Two Primary System Produces Surprising Results

Though there wasn’t any confusion amongst voters, officials said that might not be the case come November.


A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Launches New Election-Only Search Site

Just in time for the Iowa caucuses, Google is launching a new website that focuses entirely on the U.S. elections. is designed to be a hub for all things political during the election season.


Ballot Machine

SF Mayoral Candidates Call For Elections Monitors, Question Early Voting

Candidates vying for the San Francisco’s mayor’s seat are requesting federal and state monitors for the Nov. 8 election after allegations of ballot tampering in early voting.


Ed Lee, San Francisco Mayor

About The Bay: Who Is Running For SF Mayor?

In his travels About the Bay, Mike Sugerman takes a look at what voters know and don’t know about the mayoral candidates in San Francisco.


Bill Fazio

4-Time SF District Attorney Hopeful Fazio Gives It Another Shot

Criminal attorney and former prosecutor Bill Fazio has entered the race for San Francisco District Attorney for the fourth time.


San Francisco City Hall (

City To Help Fund San Francisco Mayoral Campaigns

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to take $1.3 million out of the city’s reserve fund to give to candidates running for mayor.


(L-R) Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman (Frederick M. Brown/Justin Sullivan/Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

Schwarzenegger, Brown, Whitman Set For Joint Appearance

The figure who has been unwittingly cast as the villain in California’s race for governor is finally getting a chance to fire back in a joint appearance with the two candidates hoping to replace him.

CBS San Francisco–10/26/2010