CoCo Republican Party applauds sheriff’s apparent attempt to undermine state’s sanctuary law

Contra Costa County SheriffDavid LivingstonCONTRA COSTA COUNTYContra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston last February began posting online the release dates of immigrants in the county, according to news reports.The move dovetails with a growing movement, particularly in Southern California, against the sanctuary state law signed last year by the Legislature. Public officials in Orange County … Continue reading CoCo Republican Party applauds sheriff’s apparent attempt to undermine state’s sanctuary law

AD16: Catharine Baker wins re-election over Cheryl Cook-Kallio

An expected close race turned into a nearly 12point win over Cheryl Cook-Kallio.ASSEMBLY | 16TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |In successive elections, East Bay Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker has now beaten back some of the most powerful liberal institutions in California politics--labor unions and the statewide Democratic Party.On Tuesday night, Baker coasted to a nearly 12-point … Continue reading AD16: Catharine Baker wins re-election over Cheryl Cook-Kallio

Sharp rise in Democratic registration is making Catharine Baker blue

Assemblymember Catharine Baker broke with Republicans and supported SB32 on Tuesday.ASSEMBLY | 16TH DISTRICT |There's more reason for East Bay Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker to be worried about her general election matchup with Democrat Cheryl Cook-Kallio.The Democratic Party in the state grew by 10 percent through the first six months of this year, according to the California … Continue reading Sharp rise in Democratic registration is making Catharine Baker blue

Assembly Speaker pegs 16th District as a top opportunity for Democrats

Assemblymember Catharine Baker andchallenger Cheryl Cook-Kallio.ASSEMBLY | 16TH DISTRICT | It took six years for Republicans to snatch the 16th Assembly District from Democrats. Now Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon wants it back in the Democrat's column after just one election cycle.Rendon called the campaign for the Contra Costa County and Tri Valley-centered seat held by … Continue reading Assembly Speaker pegs 16th District as a top opportunity for Democrats

For Glazer, an exercise in mixing bipartisanship and party politics

State Sen. Steve Glazer and AssemblymemberCatharine Baker at a town hall Saturday in Orinda.LEGISLATURE | Democratic State Sen. Steve Glazer says there’s a place and time for campaigns and politics, but Saturday morning was reserved for the constituents that he and Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker jointly represent in their mostly Contra Costa County districts. Out … Continue reading For Glazer, an exercise in mixing bipartisanship and party politics

Outgoing Speaker recruited Democrat to face Baker in Sixteenth Assembly District

Democrat Cheryl Cook-Kallio filed Nov. 17 fornext year's Sixteenth Assembly District primary. ASSEMBLY | DISTRICT 16 | If outgoing Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins was a college football coach her recruiting trip to the Sixteenth Assembly District could be graded as fairly successful.Suffice to say there are no blue chip recruits in the district straddling Contra Costa … Continue reading Outgoing Speaker recruited Democrat to face Baker in Sixteenth Assembly District

ELECTION RESULTS: 7TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION (Final, Unofficial)

STATE SENATE7th District..............................VOTES....PCTPRECINCTS REPORTING 100%*Steve Glazer.............................67,301   54.6%Susan Bonilla............................55,867   45.4%*includes Alameda County/Contra Costa County REGISTRATION/TURNOUTAlameda County/Contra Costa County........VOTES....PCTPRECINCTS REPORTING 100%Total Registration......................487,495Total Ballots Cast......................123,168  25.27%Last Updated: Friday, May 22, 3:30 p.m.

SD7 Election Preview: Which special interest will reign supreme?

Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Assemblymember Susan BonilaMEET THE CANDIDATES Susan Bonilla represents almost half of the voters in Seventh District as an Assemblymember representing a portion of Contra Costa County. She is also a former high school teacher and county supervisor who has the endorsement of the Democratic Party and the former holder of … Continue reading SD7 Election Preview: Which special interest will reign supreme?

Did the State Democratic Party just show its hand in the All-Dem SD7 race?

The state party's financial support for Susan Bonillain the SD7 intraparty race may signal desperation.STATE SENTATE | DISTRICT 7 | Never before has the California Democratic Party open its wallet to defeat one of its own. But political familicide is now a precedent-setting strategy in the hotly-contested Seventh State Senate District race between Democrats Susan Bonilla … Continue reading Did the State Democratic Party just show its hand in the All-Dem SD7 race?

Republicans support Susan Bonilla, too?

STATE SENATE | DISTRICT 7 | A new campaign commercial from Seventh State Senate District candidate Susan Bonilla features cameos from reitred Rep. George Miller and Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson. It also hints that Bonilla's campaign views her opponent, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer, also a Democrat, and his centrist platform as a great … Continue reading Republicans support Susan Bonilla, too?

Glazer wins SD7 special election; will face Bonilla in May runoff

STATE SENATE | 7TH DISTRICT | Voters in the 7th State Senate District, at least the few who participated in Tuesday's special election, gave centrist Democrat Steve Glazer a seven-point win over Assemblymember Susan Bonilla. Since no candidate attained a majority of the vote, the campaigns will reload and meet again in the May 19 … Continue reading Glazer wins SD7 special election; will face Bonilla in May runoff

Fundraising in State Senate special election tops $1 million

Steve Glazer, Joan Buchanan and Susan Bonilla.STATE SENATE | DISTRICT 7 | Less than two weeks from Election Day in the East Bay's special State Senate 7th District race, nearly $1 million has been raised and nearly $700,000 has been spent by the three Democrats. Campaign finance reports released by the campaigns Thursday show Assemblymember Susan Bonilla … Continue reading Fundraising in State Senate special election tops $1 million

Games(wo)manship in the State Senate Special Election Race

Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, seated in purple, listens as her opponent for the open State Senate 7th District seat, Joan Buchanan, asks the Tri Valley Democratic Club in Dublin for their endorsement. PHOTOS/Steven TavaresSTATE SENTATE | DISTRICT 7 | After Assemblymember Susan Bonilla made her roughly 17-minute pitch for the Tri Valley Democratic Club's endorsement Monday … Continue reading Games(wo)manship in the State Senate Special Election Race

Special election to replace DeSaulnier in SD7 set for May 19; primary in March

Special election candidates: Joan Buchanan,Mark Meuser and Susan Bonilla.STATE SENATE DISTRICT 7 | When Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace long-time Congressman George Miller last year, it created an opening for his State Senate 7th District seat.Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced the SD-7 top-two primary will be scheduled for for Mar. 17. The special … Continue reading Special election to replace DeSaulnier in SD7 set for May 19; primary in March

AD16: Republican Catharine Baker Poised To Turn Blue Assembly Seat Red

ASSEMBLY | DISTRICT 16 | Republican upstart Catharine Baker may be causing quite a few headaches for Assembly Democrats Wednesday night. The Tri Valley attorney leads Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti in the 16th Assembly District race by less than four points.Baker won 51.9 percent of the vote Wednesday morning after 100 percent of precincts in … Continue reading AD16: Republican Catharine Baker Poised To Turn Blue Assembly Seat Red