MICHAEL R. BLOOD

2020 Democratic candidates pledge support to LGBTQ community

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Addressing an LGBTQ community fearful that their gains in equality are slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace discrimination, improve health care and ensure protections for people who face threats, or worse, because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Oct. 10, 2019 11:58 PM EDT
Manager: Trump family building 'dynasty' for decades to come

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign manager predicted Saturday that the president and his family will become "a dynasty that will last for decades," transforming the Republican Party while hewing to conservative values.

Sep. 7, 2019 8:45 PM EDT
Buttigieg: Students should speak out on bias, faults Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg urged students Thursday to speak out against racial bias when they experience it or witness it, and he faulted President Donald Trump for deepening the nation's racial divide.

Jul. 25, 2019 9:37 PM EDT
Sanders, Harris seek Hispanic votes at California forum

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris dueled Friday over Hispanic votes in California, a central front in the nation's immigration battle where Latinos represent the state's largest ethnic group.

May. 31, 2019 9:58 PM EDT
California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were "coming for all of us.

Nov. 16, 2018 9:14 PM EST
Democrat Rouda wins House race over California's Rohrabacher

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a one-time speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia's leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday, a victim of California's Democratic tilt and voters' distaste for President Donald Trump.

Nov. 10, 2018 9:48 PM EST
House Democrats gain in California, but key races undecided

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans suffered twin setbacks in closely contested House races, allowing Democrats to pad their edge in Washington while delivering unwelcome news for a state GOP that has been drifting toward irrelevance.

Nov. 8, 2018 1:55 AM EST
Battle for US House seats includes one-time GOP stronghold

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — By bus, by freeway or on foot, candidates dashed across California on Saturday in a frantic rush to secure votes, knocking on doors, dialing phones and urging throngs of volunteers to fight for every vote.

Nov. 3, 2018 7:38 PM EDT
2 California newcomers differ in bids to upend House races

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two women in their 30s from different political parties are new arrivals on the California political scene, each trying to engineer a remarkable achievement on Election Day — defeating an established congressman.

Oct. 7, 2018 6:35 PM EDT
Latino Arab-American hopes to unseat indicted Republican

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily favored Republican U.

Aug. 23, 2018 7:29 PM EDT
Latino Arab-American hopes to unseat indicted Republican

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily favored Republican U.

Aug. 23, 2018 6:03 PM EDT
Even under indictment, California congressman is favorite

ALPINE, Calif. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife that alleges they illegally converted his campaign account into a household checkbook reorders his re-election contest, giving Democrats a suddenly stronger hand in a district that for decades has embraced Republican candidates.

Aug. 22, 2018 8:52 PM EDT
GOP, Democrats dodge disaster in California primaries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans and Democrats alike appear to have escaped calamity in a crucial day of coast-to-coast primary battles as they fight to shape the political battlefield for the fall.

Jun. 6, 2018 1:04 PM EDT
California, long a blue state, could get bluer in primary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Is California, home to one in eight Americans, becoming the nation's best example of one-party rule?Tuesday's primary election will set the stage for November races for governor, Congress and the Legislature, but it will also test whether the state's vanishing Republicans have enough remaining influence to avoid another shutout at the statewide polls.

Jun. 4, 2018 7:26 PM EDT
Issa's retirement hints at GOP's woes in California

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election, the latest sign that Republicans could face another grim year at the ballot box in the nation's most populous state.

Jan. 10, 2018 9:02 PM EST
Sanders backers look to sway Democratic politics from inside

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maybe Bernie Sanders can change politics from the inside.The Vermont senator's loyalists helped engineer a show of political muscle in Democratic Party elections in California last week, months after Sanders promised that the populist political movement he inspired would endure beyond his failed 2016 presidential campaign.

Jan. 13, 2017 4:44 PM EST
Tough race forces wealthiest congressman to spend

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the wealthiest member of Congress with a fortune estimated at more than $250 million, didn't spend a penny on television ads or yard signs as he cruised to victory in recent elections.

Oct. 4, 2016 3:48 AM EDT
Tough race forces wealthiest congressman to spend

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the wealthiest member of Congress with a fortune estimated at more than $250 million, didn't spend a penny on television ads or yard signs as he cruised to victory in recent elections.

Oct. 3, 2016 10:25 PM EDT
Pence sees Trump as fitting heir to Reagan mantle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Pence sees a lot of Ronald Reagan in Donald Trump.The Republican vice presidential nominee on Thursday depicted the billionaire businessman as a fitting heir to the Reagan legacy with an agenda that in many ways reflects the ideas and inspiration of Reagan's White House era.

Sep. 8, 2016 4:28 PM EDT
Clinton, Sanders look to mobilize complacent Calif. voters

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Sue LaVaccare is fighting "the California complacency."With the presidency on the line, it's the well-documented tendency of many voters in a state filled with sunshine and distractions to shrug at election days.

Jun. 1, 2016 8:30 PM EDT
Clinton, Sanders duel over Latino vote in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders' image gazes out from a corner storefront in Boyle Heights, a Hispanic enclave known for its plump burritos and a plaza where mariachis strum guitars.

May. 22, 2016 8:58 AM EDT
California Dreaming: Clinton sees big win, Sanders an upset

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the primary season's biggest prize in play, Hillary Clinton has fashioned a strategy to reprise her 2008 victory in California when she defeated Barack Obama by running up big margins with Hispanics and women.

May. 12, 2016 6:33 PM EDT
Clinton, Sanders fight for last big prize: California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton is looking confidently ahead to the general election, but taking nothing for granted as California's mega-primary approaches, reaching out to Hispanic and black voters in the hope of waging a final knockout against rival Bernie Sanders.

May. 4, 2016 8:11 PM EDT

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