Posts Tagged: candidacy
Demonstrators in Huntington Beach protesting Gov. Newsom's closure orders in 2020. (Photo: mikeledray, via Shutterstock)
An effort to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has not even reached the ballot, but foes and backers of the governor already have raised or spent more than $7.5 million, with the likelihood of much, much more to come. The fundraising is a work in progress but all but certain to expand exponentially if, as expected, the effort makes the ballot and an election is held later this year.
Stunned supporters of Hillary Clinton await her Election Night concession speech in November 2016. (Photo: YouTube)
It’s an art form that no one wants to get really, really good at. Perhaps that’s because no one wants to practice it. It starts with “…a few minutes ago, I telephoned…” You guessed it. Concession speeches.
State Sen. Rod Wright, an Inglewood Democrat who once headed the powerful Governmental Organization Committee, was sentenced Friday to three months in jail and banned for life from holding public office for lying to the public and election officials about his true place of residence.