Reps. Miller, Thompson: Two Districts, Similar Vision

By Laura Chilaka California News Service Washington— From George Jr. to George III, the Miller family has a long history of representing downtown Martinez, a nearly half century long streak which will come to an end next year. As a result of newly drawn congressional boundaries, Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena and Republicans Stewart […]

National Journal report paints Sam Farr as most ideological member of Democrats

By Yousur Alhlou WASHINGTON – What do Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel Valley, and House Republican whip Kevin McCarthy have in common? Both California representatives rank among the most ideological members of their party according to a newly released report by the National Journal, a nonpartisan Washington publication. The rankings highlight the divisive politics gripping Washington, […]

California’s clout at stake this election year

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON — California will lose a measure of clout in Congress after November’s election no matter which party best exploits the state’s freshly redistricted regions and election rules. Six California representatives with a combined 133 years of seniority have already announced their retirement. Another nine incumbents are regarded as vulnerable. That means […]

State’s grip in Congress could shift

By Jessica Philipps Washington– California will lose a measure of clout in Congress after November’s election no matter which party best exploits the state’s freshly redistricted regions and election rules. Democrat Dennis Cardoza and five other California representatives – with a combined 133 years of seniority – have already announced their retirement. Another nine incumbents, […]

New Californians in Congress reduce state’s clout

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON — California will lose a measure of clout in Congress after November’s election no matter which party best exploits the state’s freshly redistricted regions and election rules. Six California representatives with a combined 133 years of seniority have already announced their retirement. Another nine incumbents are regarded as vulnerable. That means […]

Inland California to lose clout in congress

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON • California will lose a measure of clout in Congress after November’s election no matter which party best exploits the state’s freshly redistricted regions and election rules. Six California representatives — with a combined 133 years of seniority — have already announced their retirement. Another nine incumbents are regarded as vulnerable. […]

California likely to experience the biggest political turnover in 20 years

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON — California will lose a measure of clout in Congress after November’s election no matter which party best exploits the state’s freshly redistricted regions and election rules. Six California representatives with a combined 133 years of seniority have already announced their retirement. Another nine incumbents are regarded as vulnerable. The changes […]