| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) — faced with being termed out of office next year — is seeking the endorsements of two local Democratic organizations for a run at state Sen. Carol Liu’s seat in a newly redrawn...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A matchup between Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and state Sen. Carol Liu is probably the last thing the region’s Democrats want to deal with for the 2012 election.
Both are popular in their respective constituencies, and they are longtime allies....
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:53 PM
“A Representative Life” was more than just a slogan for former Congressman Carlos Moorhead — it was his legacy.
That was the central message relayed during Moorhead's memorial service on Saturday, attended by dozens of friends, family...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:38 PM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) — struggling to find his political footing in a changing landscape of legislative districts — is moving into a gray area, stuck between a potential congressional bid and what would be...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 3:38 PM
It's hard to be a member of the Republican Party in Los Angeles County. However, it's not difficult to get elected — as long as that office is nonpartisan.
No Republican in California holds statewide office, and GOP'ers in Sacramento are so...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 2:36 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – As the Republican National Convention draws to a close, the Democratic National Convention ramps up in Charlotte, North Carolina, 575 miles to the north.
This has been an incredible experience for me. I’ve had an incredible time...
| Sep 2, 2012
In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers.
And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen —...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on Congress Tuesday to renew a federal ban on assault weapons in the wake of the deadly theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 people and wounded 58 others.
While acknowledging that the federal ban, which...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown will headline a cast of top state Democrats at a Sacramento fundraiser Monday for embattled incumbent Rep. Howard Berman.
Berman (D-Valley Village) is facing an expensive and increasingly nasty race against fellow Democratic Rep. Brad...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:33 AM
The Democratic slugfest underway in California's 30th Congressional District is the product of two political developments of recent years: the open primary and nonpartisan redistricting.
The former means that the two top finishers in the upcoming...
| May 5, 2012
| 5:06 PM
The L.A. County Democratic Party recently passed a resolution to ask the California Democratic Party to endorse efforts to educate its members about the Armenian Genocide and reject efforts to deny the crime.
The resolution was authored by the Southern...
| May 20, 2012
Mail-in voting for the general election two weeks from now already is under way with reforms in place — open primaries and the end of gerrymandered legislative districts — that are supposed to end the stalemate in Sacramento.
The odds of...