Doug Ose at Gibson Ranch. (Photo: Tim Foster, Capitol Weekly)
Former Congressman Doug Ose was one of the first prominent California Republicans to endorse the candidacy of Donald J. Trump. Capitol Weekly visited Doug at his Gibson Ranch office Monday to chat about the state of the race, following a wild week for the GOP presidential candidate. Ose weighs in on Trump’s taxes, the role of the media, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend – and casually name-checks more world leaders in 10 seconds than Gary Johnson has in the past year.
In this 1974 photo, AP reporter Doug Willis, left, talks with then-Gov. Ronald Reagan. (AP Photo)
Doug Willis, who for decades covered California politics for the Associated Press from his perch in Sacramento, was an amazing man – funny, balanced, sane, profoundly accurate, detail savvy and unflappable. He died Dec. 15 at the age of 77. He was my political mentor, friend and boss, hiring me in 1980 to come to Sacramento as news editor. I saw the move as a chance to report on state politics and learn from a master. I did both for 21 years.