Articles Tagged With ‘Congress’




McCarthy drops out of house speaker race

Republican California Congressman Kevin McCarthy has withdrawn from the race to become speaker of the house despite being the leading candidate for the position. McCarthy made the announcement Thursday shortly before House Republicans were going to vote on their nominee... (Continue reading)

Arsonists set fire to California Planned Parenthood

Arsonists used gasoline to set fire to a Thousand Oaks Planned Parenthood office Wednesday night, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. [LA Times] At about 11:30 p.m., a fire alarm sounded at the Planned Parenthood office in the 1200... (Continue reading)

McCarthy in line to be speaker of the house

House Speaker John Boehner announced Friday that he is resigning, making Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Californian, the leading candidate to claim the most powerful job in Congress. [LA Times] McCarthy’s district includes Bakersfield and most of Kern and Tulare... (Continue reading)

Lois Capps endorses Salud Carbajal

Rep. Lois Capps announced Sunday she is endorsing Salud Carbajal to fill her congressional seat. [Tribune] Capps announced in April that she will retire when her current term expires at the end of 2016. Carbajal, a Marine Corp veteran, has... (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)

Santa Barbara supervisor enters congressional race

Democratic Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal announced Thursday that he will enter the race to replace retiring Congresswoman Lois Capps. Capps announced Wednesday that she will retire when her current term expires at the end of 2016. Later Wednesday,... (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)

Will Lois Capps’ daughter run for Congress?

Democratic Rep. Lois Capps’ daughter and son-in-law have given up their bicoastal life to settle fulltime in Santa Barbara fueling speculation the Laura Capps plans to run for her mother’s 24th District seat in 2016. Rumors have been circulating for... (Continue reading)