On politics in the Golden State

Category: 41st Congressional District

Candidate filing deadline extended through Wednesday in 53 races

The candidate filing period has been extended until the close of business Wednesday in 53 congressional and legislative offices, the California secretary of state's office said.

Filing closed for most June 5 contests on Friday but was extended in races for which no eligible incumbent was seeking reelection. Statewide, there are 35 such Assembly races and nine each for state Senate and U.S. Congress seats.

Locally, the filing period was extended in several contests expected to be hotly contested, including congressional races in the Long Beach area, Ventura County and Riverside County.


A Fish and Game faux pas

Fish and Game official faces ethics complaint over hunting trip

Hunters show support for Fish and Game commissioner who killed cougar

 -- Jean Merl

Takano edges Tavaglione in fundraising

 Community college trustee Mark Takano, a Democrat,  has out raised his Republican rival for a new, open congressional district seat, campaign reports showed Tuesday.

Takano reported raising $125,472 between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, bringing his total collected for the race to $285,495.  He had $212,454 left to spend and owed $8,476, according to documents filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione, Takano's GOP competitor, reporting raising $87,345 during the latest reporting period, bringing his total to $244,769.  Tavagliano began the year with $178,690 in his campaign treasury and reported $31,978 in debts, the FEC records showed.

Democrats hold a registration edge in the new district but both major parties are likely to target the race.


At GOP fundraiser, good vibes for Brown

Brown's fundraising focuses on Oakland schools

Donations pour in to support governor's tax initiative

--Jean Merl



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