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Jeff Denham

  1. 2018 midterms
    California Got Even Bluer in the MidtermsRepublicans were already a decided minority in the Golden State. But this year they lost in some of their ancient strongholds.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Four California Democratic Congressional Candidates Break With Party on Gas TaxCandidates in some very close House races aren’t taking chances by risking the ire of anti-tax voters as a ballot initiative fight intensifies.
  3. Why the GOP Might Face More Humiliation on ImmigrationRepublican attempts to pass a bill were huge failures. But there’s always room to fail again.
  4. The House GOP Still Can’t Figure Out What It Wants on ImmigrationAnother day, another meeting, and another failure to achieve intraparty consensus on immigration, even as a forced vote looms.
  5. California Democrats Did Well, But Not Perfectly, in PrimaryIt looks like Dems avoided the worst-case scenario of getting locked out of a few key U.S. House races. But they still have some problems.
  6. House GOP Factions Playing Chicken With Immigration, Farm BillPaul Ryan is caught in the middle as the House Freedom Caucus and key GOP moderates push conflicting paths on immigration bills.
  7. Why the U.S. House May Finally Pass an Immigration BillEndangered House Republicans from Latino-heavy districts are playing chicken with Paul Ryan — and indirectly the president — and may force a vote.
  8. Politicians Are Gaming California’s Primary SystemThe original idea of top two was to help moderates win elections. But now the system is being used to reduce competition in general elections.
  9. 2018 Democratic Wave Likely to Be a True Tsunami in CaliforniaThe Golden State has been trending Democratic of late. Everything that’s happened in 2018 could accelerate that trend.