Recent events — terrorist massacres in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., Syrian refugees pouring into Europe, political clashes in the U.S. over guns and immigration — have only strengthened Trump’s bonds with these voters.
When Republican Ben Carson declared Muslims unfit to be president, he crossed a line that historians say no major White House hopeful has breached since the 1940s — openly expressing prejudice.
Some people are calling Trump’s comments “fringe rhetoric.” But others are worried that the Republicans will take on anti-immigration and anti-Latino sentiment.
Will enough of the newly registered voters in California turn out to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s election?
By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times After months of struggling to disrupt California Gov. Jerry Brown’s widely presumed glide to re-election, Republican Neel Kashkari will have a chance to shift the dynamics of the lopsided contest Thursday in the candidates’ first and only debate. The televised one-hour encounter in Sacramento gives the novice Laguna Beach […]
By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Millions of Californians will cast ballots in races for governor and hundreds of other public offices Tuesday in the first full-scale test of a new primary system aimed at curbing entrenched partisanship in state politics. In contests for statewide office, Congress and the Legislature, candidates who finish […]
By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Republicans trying to unseat California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris share a common complaint: The two Democrats are so confident of re-election that they’re already laying ground to run for governor in 2018. “She’s looking right past us,” David King, a Harris […]