Elections

Elections

Dems struggle to vet candidates in fast-moving #MeToo moment

The early exit on Friday of Andrea Ramsey, a leading Democratic candidate in a key congressional race – a woman backed by the deep pockets of liberal Emily’s List – underscores both how unprepared these new candidates are for the unforgiving political scrutiny of a battleground campaign and the difficulty of fully vetting so many recruits.

Elections

Dems’ new plan for 2018: New candidates, more ambition

Democratic leaders say this week’s shock victories, headlined by gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam’s attention-grabbing nine-point win in Virginia, are making them reconsider the 2018 midterm elections, convinced the party should grow more ambitious amid a backlash to President Donald Trump.

Elections

Republicans suddenly fear disastrous 2018

For Republicans, Tuesday’s results across the country were a reminder that Democrats are capable of translating liberal anti-Trump energy into actual votes. It was evidence of the environmental perils that often await a president’s party in the midterm elections—especially when that president has historically low approval ratings.

Local

Former Mayor Jan Marx to pay $300 to SLO over alleged campaign violations

The city of San Luis Obispo ruled on Friday, December 30, 2016, that former Mayor Jan Marx did not intentionally violate the city’s limits on campaign donations when she accepted two $300 contributions from a company and committee tied to a political consultant who had already donated his maximum amount. Though the city cleared Marx and Black of intentional wrongdoing, Marx will pay $300 and Black will pay $600 to the city’s General Fund.

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