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Political newbies take on SoCal Republicans for House seats

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| Two dozen Democratic candidates are challenging Republican incumbents in five, contested SoCal congressional districts, and none of them have held office before.

Fundraising frenzy over 5 SoCal congressional seats

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Millions of dollars are already flowing into five, Republican-held congressional districts in SoCal that Democrats hope to flip in the November 2018 election.

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Spending mounts in recall fight over Dem state senator

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About a month and a half into the campaign to recall state Senator Josh Newman, supporters and opponents have collectively raised about $1.5 million for the effort.

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LA City Council approves $2M for immigrant defense fund

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The council voted 11-1 Friday to contribute the money to the L.A. Justice Fund to cover legal services for immigrants fighting deportation.

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LA County approves funding to fight deportations

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Los Angeles County supervisors voted 4-1 to contribute $3 million over the next two years to a fund that will combine county, city, and philanthropic money to cover legal costs for immigrants facing deportation. But those convicted of violent felonies will be excluded from the county money.

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Bill would increase affordable lodging on California coast

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A bill that aims to increase lower-cost accommodations like cabins and campgrounds along California's coast is working its way through the legislature.

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OC GOP congressman is pot industry's great federal hope

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Dana Rohrabacher has made headlines lately for alleged ties to Russia but in California, he's a hero to the growing marijuana industry.

In House race, Democrats battle over who's more progressive

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In a 34th Congressional District candidates' forum Thursday, perhaps the most contentious point between Jimmy Gomez and Robert Ahn was just how progressive the other really is.

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