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Does Gavin Newsom Represent A Shift In California Democratic Party?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, June 14, 2018

As we face summer reruns on TV, is California's gubernatorial race destined to be a playback of the first of Jerry Brown's four triumphs 44 years ago?

In the News

Can Anything Stop Gavin Newsom From Becoming California's Next Governor?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, June 8, 2018

In deeply Democratic California, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom appears unstoppable in his long-running bid to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown.

In the News

Can Anything Stop Gavin Newsom From Becoming California's Next Governor?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, June 8, 2018

In deeply Democratic California, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom appears unstoppable in his long-running bid to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the winners and losers in California's primary elections.

Featured

California Votes -- The Winners And Losers

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

They’re still counting the votes in California (you can thank a lot of last-minute mail ballots for that), the scene of a statewide primary Tuesday night.

In the News

California Democrats Appear To Avoid Nightmare Election Scenario In Top-Two Primary

quoting Bill Whalenvia East Bay Times
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The “blue wave” Democrats hope will sweep the nation this year, starting in California, looks to have survived the state’s unusual top-two primary, with Democrats likely to appear on the ballot in . . .

In the News

Embattled Orange County State Senator’s Fate Closely Watched In Today’s Election

quoting Bill Whalenvia KABC
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A Democratic state senator from Orange County who faces a recall for voting in favor of the gas tax hike is hanging on by a thread in today’s primary election

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Episode 32: The Hermit Kingdom Of California

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Radio Free California (National Review)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "California and Conservatism."

In the News

New Poll By Stanford Scholars Shows That Women And Independent Voters Will Be Critical In The Midterm Elections

with David Brady, Bill Whalenvia Stanford News
Thursday, May 31, 2018

With California's June 5 primary only a few days away, a new poll by Stanford scholars shows that the gender and ideological profile of chosen candidates will be critical in determining which party will hold the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in November.

Analysis and Commentary

California Has Never Had A Female Governor. It Will Not Happen This Year, Either

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Political progress in this election cycle equals a record-high 78 women running for governor across America, including four here in California. But those four women are likely to exit the California race once votes are counted next week.

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