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Why would a group trying to elect Democrats buy ads promoting their Republican opponents to conservative watchers of Fox News? Because California’s election rules have turned normal campaign tactics on…

In California—a massive state with a pricey, fragmented media market and spotty voter participation—sometimes it pays to run a creative, out-of-the-box campaign.

California Democrats know exactly the trouble they’re in: They have too many candidates, it's too late to back down, and they risk cancelling each other out. Now the party's scrambling…

Charter school supporters may be an effective counterbalance to the prevailing influence public-employee unions have long exerted on Democratic politics in California. But the billions in campaign donations by pro-charter…

After losing in California courts, three lead paint companies are asking voters to overturn the ruling that says they must pay to clean up toxic lead paint in older homes.

On stage for 90 minutes tonight in San Jose, the top six contenders to be California’s next governor echoed existing positions, with no one managing to score a breakout moment or strike a fatal...

Party leaders say they've found the secret to winning this year: Keep it local.

With pithy descriptions by their names on the ballot, candidates can tell voters a little more about themselves.

Cannabis companies are hiring well-heeled lobbyists and donating money to politicians.

Voters won't see the questionnaires candidates answer when they seek endorsements from special interests.

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