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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2008 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
When it came time to make his endorsement in the hot race to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, Sheriff Lee Baca didn't pick just one candidate to fill the 2nd District seat. He picked two. His selection of both state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) and Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks -- widely considered the two leading contenders -- was not a matter of hedging his bet in the June 3 race, a Baca spokesman said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel, Times Staff Writer
Today is the deadline for Californians to register to vote in the Feb. 5 election. The ballot features local and state measures and the presidential primary candidates. Normally, voters must register at least 15 days before an election, which would have made the deadline Monday. But it was extended to today because of the holiday commemorating the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., said Kate Folmar, press secretary for Secretary of State Debra Bowen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2008 | GEORGE SKELTON
There's something about these election years that end in 8. They tend to be historic, watershed elections in California or the nation. Or both. Odds are in 2008 we'll elect either the first female or the first African American president. If not, it's likely to be the first Mormon or the oldest. (But not the first POW. That was Andrew Jackson.) Glance back several decades.
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August 9, 2007 | From the Washington Post
South Carolina's Republican Party will move its presidential primary forward to Jan. 19, officials said Wednesday, a decision almost certain to spark a cascade of calendar changes that could push the start of voting to New Year's Day or even before Christmas. The move, set to be announced today, is likely to shift the New Hampshire primary and Iowa caucuses at least into early January, and other states are actively angling to stake out spots earlier in the process.
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February 5, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said his plan for universal healthcare would require higher taxes and cost up to $120 billion a year. "The bottom line is we're asking everybody to share in the responsibility of making healthcare work in this country," his party's 2004 vice presidential nominee said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Yes, we'll have to raise taxes."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2007 | Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of Los Angeles County's organized labor announced Tuesday that they will throw their political heft behind state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas in the race for county supervisor, publicly kick-starting what promises to be the most intensely contested county board election in 16 years. The endorsement by the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor provides the liberal Ridley-Thomas a valuable boost in his campaign against the more conservative Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C.
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July 3, 2007 | Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writer
In Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's relentless mission to convert her doubters, every grasp of the microphone, every empathetic nod, every studied recitation of fact matters. In the hourlong span of a town hall meeting, an assured performance can bring a few more skeptics into the fold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2007 | Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writer
With time running out to overhaul California's healthcare system this year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez are fashioning a high-stakes strategy to raise business and hospital taxes through a ballot measure that would circumvent defiant Republican lawmakers. "I think we're on the verge of doing something huge," Nuñez told The Times' editorial board Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Although the presidential primary is the main attraction on the Feb. 5 ballot, Californians will also decide on seven statewide propositions, including one that would give many sitting lawmakers more time in office and four that could nullify Indian gambling compacts passed this year by the Legislature. Voters are also being asked to decide whether community college fees should be reduced and the schools guaranteed a certain share of the state budget. There are some strange twists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2007
* Your polling place: Los Angeles voters can visit www.lavote.net and click on "Polling Place & Sample Ballot Look Up." All other voters should contact the local city clerk. Contact information for city clerks can also be found on the website. Click on the "General Information" tab, the "City Elections" link and finally on "City Clerk List/Websites." For Desert Hot Springs voters: voteinfo.net.
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