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Shelly Higginbotham running for District 3 supervisor

Pismo Beach Mayor Shelly Higginbotham announced Monday her candidacy for the San Luis Obispo County supervisor seat currently held by Adam Hill. Higginbotham joins San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter, former Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson and Hill in a... (Continue reading)

Democrats losing membership in SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE As the Republican Party loses ground in California and risks losing statewide competitiveness, it is the Democratic Party that is suffering the greater erosion in San Luis Obispo County. Since 2009, the Democratic Party... (Continue reading)

Hill campaign threatens radio station’s advertising and broadcast license

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Facebook page of “Jenny Herzog” described in this article disappeared at 8:40 p.m., about seven hours after this posting.) By DANIEL BLACKBURN A mysterious, self-described volunteer for Supervisor Adam Hill’s reelection campaign has warned that the campaign... (Continue reading)

Laura Capps rules out run in 2016

The daughter of Rep. Lois Calls announced Monday that she will not join the congressional race to replace her mother, though she did not rule out a possible campaign in the future. Earlier this month, Lois Capps said she would... (Continue reading)

Katcho Achadjian to run for Congress

Republican assemblyman and former San Luis Obispo County supervisor, Katcho Achadjian, is joining the congressional race to replace Lois Capps. Achadjian said he was considering a run for Congress shortly after Capps announced earlier this month that she would retire.... (Continue reading)

Field of candidates taking shape in race to replace Capps

Three candidates have announced their intention to run in the congressional race to fill a seat that Rep. Lois Capps announced she would vacate at the end of her current term. Capps released a video Wednesday in which she says... (Continue reading)

Lois Capps announces retirement

Democratic Rep. Lois Capps, who has represented the Central Coast in Congress since 1998, released a video statement Wednesday announcing that this will be her final term in the House of Representatives and that she will retire at the conclusion... (Continue reading)

Mitchum sues Capps over TV ad

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The recent Republican challenger to Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps has filed suit against her, alleging that the Democratic Rep. defamed him in a television ad that altered the outcome of last year’s election. Capps defeated Chris... (Continue reading)

Hill’s support base dwindling

OPINION By STEW JENKINS The San Luis Obispo Tribune thankfully evolved into a Liberal Newspaper after McClatchy purchased it from Knight-Ridder. Liberal or conservative, it is difficult to accept the editorial board republishing in its Feb. 6 editorial the political... (Continue reading)

Jordan Cunningham announces run for Katcho’s seat

Former San Luis Obispo County deputy district attorney and Templeton Unified School District Trustee Jordan Cunningham announced his candidacy for California State Assembly. Cunningham is seeking to replace the termed-out 35th Assembly District Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian. “I have kept criminals... (Continue reading)



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