california governor's race

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

  With less than two weeks until California’s June 5th primary, the governor’s race is all about who will come in SECOND. The top two primary finishers, regardless of political party, advance to the November general election. With first place all but set, the candidates — and outside groups — are going all-in … either to make the race competitive in November or effectively end it next month.

Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler reports.

 

 

California Update for Monday, April 30, 2018

Apr 30, 2018
Jeff Chiu / AP Photo

• New campaign finance figures show Gavin Newsom raised $4.6 million from January through late April and has $20 million in cash on hand, far more than any other candidate in the race for governor.

• Scientists think they’ve found the reason why amphibian populations across the Western United States are in decline. The culprit: imported bullfrogs used for food and pets.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ezra David Romero.

California Update for Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• There’s now one fewer Republican in the California governor’s race. Former Sacramento area Congressman Doug Ose's departure Monday could change the dynamics of the entire campaign.

• California’s top court has ruled that sentencing juveniles to 50 years or more in prison violates the 8th Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ben Bradford.

California Update for Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Five weeks into his run for California governor, former Republican Congressman Doug Ose doesn’t have much of a campaign yet. But he hopes his loyalty to President Trump and a moderate voting record in the House will propel him past the June primary.

Hear Ben Adler's full interview with Doug Ose HERE.

• On the one-year anniversary of the Oroville Dam evacuation order, California lawmakers have sent a dam safety bill to Governor Jerry Brown.

California Update for Monday, January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018
Leroy Hamilton / The Empowerment Congress

• The first major debate in California's upcoming gubernatorial race took place over the weekend in Los Angeles. The town hall featured four Democrats, two Republicans, and more than a thousand people in the audience.

• Congress must vote on government spending by Jan. 19. They'll also decide the fate of about 1,300 community clinics in California that function largely on federal grants.

Today's reporting by Mary Plummer (KPCC), and Sammy Caiola.