Marijuana seized from building co-owned by ex-congressman
TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Police in California's Central Valley have seized nearly 4,000 illegal marijuana plants inside a building co-owned by a former congressman.
Democrat Harder upsets California GOP US Rep. Denham
LOS ANGELES (AP) — First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham Tuesday in California's farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California.
The Latest: Democrat Harder ousts California GOP Rep. Denham
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Democrat Josh Harder defeating U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham in California's farm belt and other congressional races in the state. (all times local):
As ballot-counting continues, Democrats gained ground in two undecided House races in the one-time Republican stronghold of Orange County, California.
Democrats gain ground in California US House battles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several Democrats gained ground Friday against Republican incumbents in closely contested U.S. House races in California, where votes continue to be counted.
Fifteen-term U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher fell farther behind Democrat Harley Rouda, a real estate executive, in Orange County's coastal 48th District. Rouda extended his lead to 7,300 votes, or nearly 52 percent, returns showed.
House Democrats look for win in California farm belt
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — In California's Central Valley, the nation's great fruit-and-nut basket, voters like Lou Waller could help determine which party controls the U.S. House.
The 76-year-old retiree is an independent, the fastest-growing political affiliation in California. They make up nearly a quarter of voters in the 10th Congressional District, which has been flooded with campaign cash as Republican Rep. Jeff Denham tries to stop Democrat Josh Harder from taking his job.
Excerpts from emails between California agency, PR firm
Emails the California State Transportation Agency provided to The Associated Press through a public records act request include exchanges with Bicker, Castillo & Fairbanks about projects, meetings, compilations of articles about SB1, legislation approved last year that raises the gas tax, and other topics.
Brandon Castillo and Kathy Fairbanks are partners at the firm, and Melissa Figueroa is the deputy secretary for communications and strategic planning at the state agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to reach agreement on immigration legislation (all times local):
A leader of House moderates says his group has tentatively agreed to an offer from conservatives to help young "Dreamer" immigrants stay in the U.S. legally.
California Rep. Jeff Denham says details remain unclear. He says there will be no final accord until moderates see it in writing and they agree with all the specifics.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration issues (all times local):
House GOP leaders are warning rebellious Republicans that forcing roll calls on immigration could damage the party by weakening conservatives' enthusiasm for voting in this fall's midterm elections.
A look at competitive House races in California
If Democrats are going to retake the U.S. House they very likely need to gain ground in California, a state with a prominent Democratic tilt where President Donald Trump is unpopular. Here are seven congressional districts held by Republicans that Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.
—10th District, including parts of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties
Calif. Republican and allies want renewed immigration fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — A quiz: If a bipartisan majority of House members wants votes on a subject that gets sky-high public support, why do they seem likely to fail? And why are they pushing it regardless?
Here's some help: It's the politically loaded issue of helping "Dreamer" immigrants. And it's an election year.
Dems ready to back bid for House votes on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virtually all Democrats are poised to join a group of Republicans calling for House votes this election year on immigration, an effort that seems unlikely to succeed but would cast a campaign-season spotlight on an issue Democrats think will help their Election Day prospects.
The Latest: 10 House Republicans say they want to keep DACA
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local):
Ten House Republicans say it would be wrong to deport hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.
The lawmakers have written a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan saying Congress should act on the issue.
California congressman gets mixed message on health care law
OAKDALE, Calif. (AP) — The health care debate that has divided Congress also is dividing a California congressional district that narrowly re-elected Republican Jeff Denham last year while backing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Denham's constituents have strong opinions about the future of "Obamacare" but they show little enthusiasm for the compromises in the latest Republican attempt to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.