The week starts with a singular still impulse in politics, with President Trump on vacation, Congress on recess and lawmakers holding a mangle from event in Sacramento.
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A PARTY ELDER
California Gov. Jerry Brown was on “Meet a Press” over a weekend, and NBC’s Chuck Todd hit him with some questions about a offer that would boost boundary on California law enforcement’s ability to work with sovereign immigration authorities. The governor’s response was specially cautious, and he suggested there were still some kinks to work out in a legislation authored by Senate personality Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).
It’s been scarcely 5 decades given Brown initial won statewide inaugurated bureau (he became California’s secretary of state in 1971), and a four-term administrator ruminated about the standing of a Democratic Party during a interview. He pronounced Democrats “haven’t been means to deliver” for operative people in a midst of tellurian mercantile uncertainty, and he brushed off any suggestions a celebration should make termination rights a litmus exam for candidates.
HOLLYWOOD MAKES ITS 2018 PICK
Antonio Villaraigosa fake low ties with a party attention during his 8 years as mayor of Los Angeles. But in a governor’s race, party attention and art universe donors have contributed nearly twice as most to opposition Gavin Newsom, news Seema Mehta and Maloy Moore.
The governor’s competition isn’t until subsequent year, though donations to a possibilities opposed to lead California have already surfaced $30 million. See who is giving, and getting.
And on this week’s California Politics Podcast, John Myers and Melanie Mason plead a hurdles for a Democrats opposed to reinstate Brown when it comes to convincing donors and electorate that they’re a one to back.
ROHRABACHER’S RUSSIA CONNECTIONS
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has never attempted to censor his friendship toward Russia, and has prolonged pronounced a United States needs a improved attribute with a country.
But links between a Costa Mesa Republican and a nation toward that he extends a palm have lifted eyebrows since of a investigations into Russia’s attempts to criticise a 2016 election. Sarah Wire took a demeanour during what we know about his connectors to those being investigated.
‘TOWN HALLS’ STARRING EMPTY CHAIRS
It’s August, that means Congress is on recess and lawmakers have headed behind to their districts to attend events and, in some cases, reason city gymnasium meetings.
But in California, all of a Republican members who have been identified as tip possibilities for Democrats to reject in 2018 are avoiding in-person city halls with voters this month. So Democratic members have stepped in to adjacent districts, fielding questions from their colleagues’ voters during activist-organized “empty chair” city halls.