California Democrat Gil Cisneros, who is running in a tight open-seat contest in a conservative-leaning district, is facing criticism for campaigning with a state senator recalled for his vote raising gas taxes across the state.
California’s GOP-led campaign to repeal the most recent state gas tax hike has Democratic candidates on the defensive, despite the liberal party’s massive fundraising advantage.
Despite 10-year-low unemployment, California took advantage of loopholes in federal regulation to keep more than 800,000 federal welfare recipients from having to work.
One of the top newspapers in California published an editorial Wednesday calling for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to announce immediately that she will not seek the speakership following the midterms in November.
Gavin Newsom, who is running to succeed California Gov. Jerry Brown, is moving forward with major Hollywood fundraiser set for Thursday just days after the largest wildfire in California’s history took the life of another firefighter.
Gil Cisneros, a Democrat running in California’s toss-up 39th Congressional District, has investments in more than 30 companies in the oil and gas sectors through his personal foundation, including one company that paid the U.S. government millions in settlements after bribing officials at an Uzbek state-controlled oil firm, according to a review of his foundation’s tax forms. In spite of this, Cisneros has been campaigning against the industry as part of his plan to defend the environment and combat climate change.