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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.

06/05/2014

Low Voter Turnout

At Least 770,000 Ballots Outstanding From California’s Primary Election

At least 770,000 ballots have not yet been counted from California’s primary election. The secretary of state’s office posted a partial tally Thursday afternoon that shows the totals of outstanding ballots in 24 of California’s 58 counties.

06/05/2014

(L-R) Catharine Baker, Tim Sbranti, Steve Glazer (Baker Campaign/CBS)

Steve Glazer Fails To Stay In East Bay Assembly Dist. 16 Race

In one of the highest-spending elections in the state, Democrat Steve Glazer failed to stay in the race for the East Bay’s 16th Assembly District leaving Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti set to challenge Republican attorney Catharine Baker, who kept a firm lead over all three her opponents, for the coveted seat in November.

06/04/2014

(L-R) Catharine Baker, Tim Sbranti, Steve Glazer (Baker Campaign/CBS)

Republican Baker Leads In East Bay Assembly Dist. 16; Sbranti Edging Glazer For 2nd Spot

In one of the highest-spending elections in the state, Republican Catharine Baker held a firm lead over three Democratic opponents for the East Bay 16th Assembly District race.

06/03/2014

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

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

Feds Monitoring Poll Places In Alameda, Napa Counties During Primary Election

Federal officials are monitoring polling places in Alameda County and Napa County during Tuesday’s election to ensure the elections are in compliance with federal voting rights statutes, including the Voting Rights Act.

06/03/2014

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Election Day: Voter Guide, Polling Place Locations, Voter Resources For California’s June 3rd Primary Election

Find your polling place, read the arguments for and against the measures, read candidates’ statements, and then check back tonight for complete state, county, and city election results.

06/03/2014

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

California’s Top-Two Primary Election System Gets Its First True Test

California’s top-two open primary is getting its first true test as its use expands to statewide offices for the first time. One of its biggest impacts may be in helping Republicans choose which of their candidates will face Governor Brown.

06/03/2014

State Assembly candidate Clarence Hunt. (CBS)

African-American Campaign Volunteers Claim Racial Profiling During East Bay Canvassing

Some African-American campaign workers going door-to-door in the East Bay may be victims of racial profiling.

06/02/2014

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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