President Barack Obama won California and its 55 electoral votes on his way to being re-elected Tuesday night, despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney as well as the weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
The effects of President Barack Obama’s falter in the first debate with Mitt Romney are not just being felt in battleground states, according to KPIX-TV CBS 5’s latest tracking poll of California which shows Romney slicing eight points off Obama’s lead.
Former President Bill Clinton is imploring California university students to vote for Democrats this November, acting in what he says are their own best interests.
Californians watched closely Wednesday evening as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told donors in a video clip, newly released by San Francisco based Mother Jones, that Palestinians “have no interest” in peace with Israel and suggested that efforts at Mideast peace under his administration would languish.
Romney spoke to reporters Monday evening in a hastily called news conference after the emergence of a video in which the GOP presidential nominee told donors that almost half of American voters “believe that they are victims.”
A leaked video of Mitt Romney at private fundraiser shows the Republican presidential nominee describing the majority of President Obama’s supporters as people who are “dependent on government” and “believe that they are victims.”
With the parties’ conventions over and Election Day just weeks away, President Barack Obama has a three-point edge over Republican Mitt Romney among likely voters nationwide in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday of showing weakness in the face of tumultuous events that left four U.S. diplomats, including a Bay Area native, dead in the Middle East.
The chairman of the Democratic Party in California returned home on Tuesday and was not expected back at the Democratic National Convention after igniting a firestorm of controversy by comparing Republican tactics during this year’s presidential campaign to the “big lie” strategy most famously employed by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.