In the final days of the hotly contested California Assembly District 50 race, a bevy of campaign mailers sent to voters are slamming and touting rival candidates Richard Bloom and Betsy Butler. They make for hilarious, if not worrisome, reading. Themes range from Butler's "courage and integrity" t ... More >>
In the hotly contested race for California Assembly District 50, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom ran strong in a close, four-way battle that included Democratic Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, Democratic candidate Torie Osborn, and gay Republican Brad Torgan. At 2:58 a.m., with 100 percent of the tota ... More >>
Betsy Butler and Torie Osborn woo the carbon-counting strata of Assembly District 50
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Debra Bowen concedesâ€‹Secretary of State Debra Bowen conceded today in the Congressional primary, after updated election returns showed her falling 750 votes behind Republican Craig Huey for the second spot in the July 12 runoff.In a statement, Bowen said she would not endorse her Democratic oppone ... More >>
BY MARC COOPER With thousands of Californians pouring over the border to assist in a last-minute door-to-door ground blitz, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama revved up a crowd of 15,000 local supporters Saturday morning saying that "there's only 3 days left before we change America." Lo ... More >>
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