Former GOP congressman enters race for California governor
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Doug Ose filed paperwork Friday to run for California governor, making him the third Republican hoping to replace Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
"I'm running to rebuild the California dream, and I'm prepared to work with anybody to do that," Ose said.
Ose said he will provide more details on his campaign platform when he makes a formal announcement in the coming weeks.
California congressman’s father released from prison
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The father of a California congressman has been released from federal prison after serving most of his sentence for illegally funneling nearly $270,000 in contributions to his son's campaign.
Babulal Bera was released Thursday, seven weeks shy of his full sentence of one year and one day behind bars. He was given credit for good behavior, said Melinda Clark, a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Prisons.
Rep. Moulton bringing fellow House Democrats to Boston
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is bringing fellow House Democrats to Boston to show off the region's innovation and entrepreneurship.
The group will meet with researchers and business leaders, visit MIT, and meet with City Year.
At the New England Council's breakfast meeting Monday, the group will talk about the future of the Democratic Party. Later in the day they will take a tour of MIT's Media Lab.
Democratic congressman wins close race in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ami Bera won his bid for a third term to represent a Sacramento, California-area district that national Republican leaders had targeted.
Bera faced a tough challenge from Republican Scott Jones, the Sacramento County sheriff who raised his profile by criticizing President Barack Obama's immigration policies.
Democrat Ami Bera re-elected to Congress, defeats Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrat Ami Bera re-elected to Congress, defeats Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones.
California US Reps. Issa, Bera in tight races to hold seats
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican Darrell Issa and Democrat Ami Bera held narrow leads in California congressional races Wednesday, while two imperiled GOP House members emerged with victories.
Democrats had a 39-14 advantage in the state delegation going into the election and hoped that antipathy toward Donald Trump in California and the absence of any Republicans on the state's U.S. Senate ballot would tip the scales even more in their favor.
Feds end investigation after convicting congressman’s father
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday took the rare step of announcing they will seek no further charges after convicting the father of a congressman of illegally funneling nearly $270,000 in contributions to his son's campaigns.
The announcement by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento is good news for Democratic U.S. Rep. Ami Bera of Elk Grove, who is facing a tough re-election campaign against Republican Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones.
House election map and a possible factor: ticket splitting
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at this year's House races, and a looming question about voters:
Roughly 40 races seem competitive, out of 435 House seats. Though they're spread around the country, some states stand out.
California congressman’s father sentenced to year in prison on illegal campaign contribution
SACRAMENTO - The father of a California congressman was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in federal prison after prosecutors said he illegally funneled nearly $270,000 in contributions to his son's campaigns.
A federal judge also fined Babulal Bera $100,000 for violating federal election laws, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento.
California congressman’s father sentenced to year in prison
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The father of a California congressman has been sentenced to a year in prison for illegally funneling nearly $270,000 in campaign contributions to his son's campaigns.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento says a federal judge also fined Babulal Bera $100,000 on Thursday for violating federal election laws.