Articles Tagged With ‘Democratic Party’




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The Democratic Party’s way forward is representing the homefolk

Stew Jenkins

OPINION by STEW JENKINS Editor’s note: A column by Democrat Stew Jenkins will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Republican Mike Brown. “I’m a gun tot’n, Christian Democrat,” said the red white and blue bumper... (Continue reading)

California Democrats try to thwart Trump’s immigration policies

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California Democrats are introducing a host of bills aimed at stopping President-elect Donald Trump’s immigration policies, real or perceived, from taking effect in the state. One package of bills consists of urgent measures that, if passed, would take effect immediately.... (Continue reading)

California Democrat Party considering financial disclosure rules

California Democratic Party

In response to a controversy involving one of its leaders, the California Democratic Party is considering a new rule that would require its officials to disclose any compensation they receive in exchange for advocating for a statewide ballot measure or... (Continue reading)

It’s time for SLO voters to remove turncoat Democrats

Allan Cooper

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Over the past several years, I and a not-very-small group of registered Democrats here in San Luis Obispo have been fighting our City Council over their loose interpretation of the general plan. This has resulted in... (Continue reading)

Democrats gaining membership in SLO County

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As the number of registered voters in San Luis Obispo County climbs amid a contentious presidential election, it is the Democratic Party which is the big winner. Since Feb. 2015, 12,737 SLO County residents have registered to vote. Of those,... (Continue reading)

Heidi Harmon challenges Marx in SLO mayoral race

Heidi Harmon

Environmental activist Heidi Harmon is planning on challenging fellow Democrat San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx in the November election. Marx has held the mayoral seat since 2010. Harmon describes herself as an experienced community organizer, climate change activist and... (Continue reading)

More SLO County Democrats voted in the primary than Republicans

Supervisor John Peschong

By KAREN VELIE More than 78 percent of registered Democrats in San Luis Obispo County voted in the California primary compared to a 58.6 percent Republican turnout, according to an election summary report released on Friday. There are 9,524 ballots... (Continue reading)

Bernie Sanders to rally in Santa Maria

Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally at Santa Maria High School on Saturday. Sanders’ rallies have often drawn tens of thousands of supporters. Doors will open at the high school at 10:30 a.m., according to the Sanders... (Continue reading)

Leland Yee sentenced to five years in prison

Leland Yee

Former Democratic State Sen. Leland Yee received a five-year prison sentence for vote selling. Yee was arrested in 2014 after an FBI sting caught him promising votes and guns to an undercover agent who was funneling him contributions. [LA Times]... (Continue reading)

California Republicans dwindling, independents rising

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Republican Party membership is on the decline in California, while an increasing number of voters are registering “no party preference.” Democratic Party membership in California has flat lined recently, according to a report issued Monday by Secretary of State Alex... (Continue reading)



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