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Brown Maintains Fundraising Lead
Candidates had to report their latest numbers today.
In the first two and a half month of 2014, Governor Jerry Brown reports raising nearly $3 million. His campaign filing indicates he has about $20 million cash on hand.
One of Brown’s Republican Challengers, Neel Kashkari, reports raising more than $1.3 million during the same period. He has about $900 thousand cash on hand.
The third major candidate, Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, reported raising just over $180 thousand in the first two and a half months of 2014. He has about $11 thousand ash on hand.
Fair Political Practices Commission chairperson Jodi Remke announced Tuesday that she will step down on Friday. It follows months of acrimony with other commissioners.
California Senator Tony Mendoza Resigns After Sexual Harassment Investigation, But Says He'll Run For Re-ElectionFebruary 22, 2018
His resignation followed an outside investigation, which found that Mendoza likely engaged in "flirtatious or sexually suggestive" behavior with six different women, including former staffers and fellows. The allegations date back to 2007.
Report: California Senator Tony Mendoza ‘More Likely Than Not’ Made Sexual Advances Toward Six WomenFebruary 20, 2018
A summary of the Senate’s outside investigation comes after the chamber’s Rules Committee met in closed session to discuss Mendoza’s fate for the second weekday in a row.
New legislative efforts supporting the “Me Too” anti-harassment movement could change the reporting process for victims filing complaints.
Women in California politics, protesting sexual harassment and abuse at the Capitol, distrust the response from legislative leaders.
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