Four weeks from today, California electorate will go to a polls. And yes, a presidential primary might have fizzled for excitement, though there’s still an critical competition with genuine implications.
So is this a night that a U.S. Senate competition finally creates headlines?
Good morning from a a state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers. Tonight in San Diego, we’ll get one some-more demeanour during a 5 heading possibilities to reinstate Sen. Barbara Boxer. For 4 of them, this could be a final possibility during earning that second golden sheet to a Nov. 8 ubiquitous election.
Few domestic watchers brawl that a competition will come down to one final challenger for Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, who has led all polls so far. But that one? Can a singular Republican attract adequate votes of a celebration loyal to finish adult in a one-on-one competition with Harris in a fall? Or will this competition be a initial given a pregnancy of a top-two primary that ends adult as an intraparty duel, featuring Harris opposite Rep. Loretta Sanchez?
In final week’s California Politics Podcast, we talked about a impact of a now nonexistent GOP presidential primary on Republican audience in a Senate race.
The discuss starts during 7 p.m. We’ll have live coverage on the Essential Politics news feed and a full wrap-up after in a evening.
MOUNTAIN STATE MOMENTUM
Voters in West Virginia go a polls currently as a presidential primaries continue in both a Democratic and Republican parties, while Republicans will also expel ballots in Nebraska.
In West Virginia, Sen. Bernie Sanders is approaching to do well. But given a hopeful count, it’s not startling that Hillary Clinton has incited her courtesy to a ubiquitous election.
And as Michael Finnegan reports, the spark nation primary foreshadows a clash between Clinton and Donald Trump over meridian change and jobs in a bridgehead states of Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
SANDERS HITS UP SACRAMENTO, STOCKTON
Sanders, meanwhile, is in California as votes are being expel behind East. The Vermont senator hold a convene during Bonney Field, home of a Sacramento Republic soccer team. And as Chris Megerian reports, a increasingly prolonged contingency for Sanders didn’t moderate a spirits of those who showed adult during a state fairgrounds.
Sanders is slated to be in downtown Stockton this morning — a singular plcae for a vital presidential debate to hold down.
WHO’S ON BOARD THE TRUMP TRAIN?
On Monday, we got a demeanour during a Californians who have concluded to be representatives for Trump during this summer’s Republican National Convention. And it is a fascinating list of both ultra-conservative activists and celebration regulars, as Melanie Mason reports.
Meantime, Thursday is a red-letter day on a GOP calendar, when Trump sits down with a party’s congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. But as Lisa Mascaro reports, there won’t be togetherness when a unreserved hopeful walks in a door.
And for those who still wish an alternative, a speak of a third-party plea is about to turn flattering meaningless. As David Lauter points out, state-by-state deadlines are on a horizon for removing on a ballot.
CALIFORNIA’S OWN TRANSGENDER RESTROOM DEBATE
While inhabitant courtesy focuses on a showdown between a sovereign supervision and North Carolina over a state’s new law tying a use of restrooms by birth gender, a pull for larger entrance is on here in California.
On Monday, a state Assembly voted to anathema any bid during creation single-occupancy restrooms indifferent for group or women. Patrick McGreevy reports that a bill, which upheld on a 52-18 vote, would make these restrooms in open and supervision buildings “all gender,” holding down signs installation them for usually group or women.
MONEY LAUNDERING ALLEGATION DRAWS BIG FINE
California debate watchdog officials are proposing $80,000 in fines opposite former state Sen. Tony Strickland (R-Camarillo) for purported domestic income laundering.
The chastisement is for allegedly helping 3 supporters in disguising a loyal source of contributions to Strickland’s catastrophic 2010 debate for state controller. The money, investigators say, was funneled from supporters by dual GOP county committees.