Posted Sep. 7, 2013, 9:35 am
Think back to last fall’s election, when many analysts – especially Republicans – were amazed that President Obama won the popular vote by almost 4 percent over Republican Mitt Romney, a 51-47 percent margin that was fully three percent higher than the final average of nine major polls, from Gallup to Public Policy Polling.
Posted Aug. 15, 2013, 7:56 am
West Hollywood resident Brent Roske has announced he will run as an independent Congressional candidate for California's 33rd District in the June 2014 primary against incumbent Henry Waxman.
Posted Jun. 28, 2013, 9:15 am
Santa Monica City Council members approved an ordinance Tuesday requiring potential candidates for City office to pay a $25 filing fee.
Posted Jun. 21, 2013, 9:12 am
Santa Monica’s Biennial Budget is finally coming up for a vote next week. With City officials predicting budget deficits as early as 2015, several fees have been proposed to help increase revenues into City Hall and help Santa Monica keep its bookkeeping as balanced as possible.
Posted May. 23, 2013, 9:33 am
Eric Garcetti claimed the top political office in Los Angeles, as the native Angeleno defeated Wendy Greuel in the run-off mayoral race May 21. According to reported results, Garcetti defeated Greuel by more than 26,000 votes. The final tally was 181,955 to 155,497, or 54 percent to 46 percent, in favor of Garcetti.
Posted Jan. 12, 2013, 9:37 am
When Zev Yaroslavsky is termed out of office for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors next year, former State Senate and State Assembly member Sheila Kuehl hopes to be elected to take his seat.
Posted Jan. 5, 2013, 9:04 am
Remember how back on Election Night last November, Republican Mitt Romney held a lead of more than 1 million in the popular vote and an edge of more than 20 Electoral College votes – until 8 p.m., when the GOP hit the California firewall of 55 electoral votes and a 21 percent margin in the popular vote going to the Democrat, President Obama?
Posted Dec. 22, 2012, 12:55 am
Calls for change by the Republican Party – especially its California branch – came from all sides in the days immediately following President Obama’s reelection last fall.
Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 12:35 am
The moment one election ends, all politicians’ thoughts naturally turn to the next one. And California’s 2014 run for governor – which has already informally begun – could be one completely unique.
Posted Dec. 11, 2012, 12:35 pm
Pam O’Connor commenced her fourth term as Santa Monica Mayor after five rounds of tight voting Tuesday, taking over the seat previously occupied by newly minted state Assemblyman Richard Bloom. Moments after O’Connor’s selection as the City’s leader, Terry O’Day was elected to his first term as Mayor Pro Tem.
Posted Dec. 11, 2012, 1:09 am
Santa Monica City Clerk Sarah Gorman will tonight administer the oath of office to new Santa Monica City Council members. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1685 Main Street.
Posted Dec. 1, 2012, 1:16 am
After declaring victory Wednesday with a lead of 1246 votes, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom has further increased his lead in the race for the 50th Assembly District race by 1536 votes.
Posted Nov. 28, 2012, 10:48 am
Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom has declared victory in the race for the 50th Assembly District after his lead Wednesday increased to 1246 votes. “After two years of campaigning in one of the most closely watched elections in the State of California, I just learned that the results of the latest vote count are such that we believe I am assured to be sworn in as the next representative for the 50th Assembly District,” Bloom said in a message to his supporters Wednesday afternoon.
Posted Nov. 26, 2012, 1:24 am
In the race for the 50th Assembly District race, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom increased his lead in the race for the 50th Assembly District seat to a margin of 888 votes as of the latest reported counting Monday, Nov. 26 at 2:58 p.m.
Posted Nov. 21, 2012, 1:43 am
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office will not certify the final results of the Nov. 6 election until Dec. 4. In the days between now and then, a pair of Democrats will be keeping a close eye on updated tallies of the 50th Assembly District. According to the most recent numbers released Nov. 21, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom holds a slim 79-vote lead over incumbent Assembly member Betsy Butler.
Posted Nov. 18, 2012, 1:08 am
Jerry Brown’s signature was notably absent from the ballot arguments in favor of Proposition 30, the tax increase measure he pushed so hard in this fall’s election. He was essentially responsible for its content and for the now-mooted triggered budget cuts that – barring a “Perils of Pauline”-style rescue – would have cost public schools and universities more than $6 billion over the next year alone.
Posted Nov. 17, 2012, 1:50 am
At the end of counting Friday, Nov. 16 at 5:26 p.m., Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom increased his lead in the race for the 50th Assembly District seat to a margin of 291 votes. At end of business on Tuesday when the LA County Registrar's office website was last updated with results, he was just 218 votes ahead.
Posted Nov. 17, 2012, 12:56 am
Back in 1948, when most of America woke up the day after the presidential election and learned to its surprise that Harry Truman had defeated Thomas Dewey, California counted. It was only because of this state’s late-reporting vote that Truman won out.
Posted Nov. 14, 2012, 2:10 am
Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom is still maintaining a tight lead in the race for the 50th Assembly District. According to reporting as of Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 5:24 p.m., Bloom leads incumbent Betsy Butler by 218 votes after a total of 8,907 more ballots were counted. Before counting resumed earlier in the day, he was just 103 votes ahead.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012, 2:01 am
Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom is still clenching onto a tight lead in the race for the 50th Assembly District. According to reporting as of Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:34 a.m., Bloom leads incumbent Betsy Butler by 103 votes.
Posted Nov. 10, 2012, 1:26 am
If there was one big reason why “paycheck protection,” on Tuesday’s ballot as Proposition 32, failed for the third time in the last 16 years, it was this: The concept by itself is simply unfair.
Posted Nov. 10, 2012, 1:25 am
Weeks before this month’s election, President Obama began to realize his only chance for victory: Awaken the so-called sleeping giant of American politics, the approximately 50.5 million Latinos or Spanish-speaking U.S. residents, 26 million of whom are eligible to vote.
Posted Nov. 9, 2012, 8:10 am
The Santa Monica College community is still celebrating the passage of Proposition 30 on Tuesday. SMC students, faculty, and classified employees had joined with college administrators to encourage people to vote ‘yes’ on Nov. 6.
Posted Nov. 9, 2012, 1:27 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) will receive $385 million in additional funds to complete its Facility Master Plan thanks to an overwhelming victory of Measure ES, which was approved Tuesday by 67.73 percent of Santa Monica voters. Measure ES, which earned 21,981 votes in favor and 10,472 against, will accordingly help the SMMUSD carry through its $1.2 billion plan to make improvements to all 16 of its campuses district-wide.
Posted Nov. 9, 2012, 1:19 am
In Santa Monica’s Rent Control Board election Tuesday, voters elected Christopher Walton and Ilse Rosenstein, defeating incumbent Robert Kronovet in the race to fill the two spots.