With all precincts reporting in Silicon Valley's nationally watched House race, Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) appears to have landed an eighth term. But his challenger, patent attorney Ro Khanna, wasn't ready to accept defeat until all outstanding ballots were counted.
The staff churn in Speaker pro Tem Nora Campos’ office is the talk of Sacramento, raising questions about the assemblymember’s ability to advocate for constituents who’ve been shortchanged by ineffective leadership.
The state Senate race last year between Jim Beall and Joe Coto split local Democrats’ allegiances. In the end, Beall won easily. But last week, as Democrats held caucuses across the state to elect delegates, Beall faced off with up-and-comer Evan Low.