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Incumbents could face new restrictions on mass mailers

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| A bill aimed at cracking down on taxpayer-funded mailers to promote incumbents breezed through the legislature and awaits action from Gov. Brown.

'A tricky area of philanthropy': LA mayor solicits millions for his favored causes

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Mayor Eric Garcetti has used a little-known mechanism to raise $31.9 million in four years. Public records show some of the contributors do business with the city.

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Anaheim to consider tightening rules on lobbyists

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The Anaheim City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on new rules governing how lobbyists interact with city staff and elected officials.

Arcadia among latest cities to switch to district elections

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A public hearing is scheduled Tuesday night to gather comments as Arcadia moves from at-large to district voting following a threatened voter rights lawsuit.

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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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