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Recall election aimed at LA prosecutor fails to make ballot

Aug. 15, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A high-profile attempt to recall a progressive district attorney in the nation's most populous county has failed, after organizers were unable to collect sufficient, valid petition signatures to place the proposal before voters, election officials said Monday. In...

Biden, Harris endorse Rep. Karen Bass in LA mayor's race

Aug. 02, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris jointly endorsed U.S. Rep. Karen Bass on Tuesday to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, providing a boost to her campaign against billionaire developer Rick Caruso and cementing her place as the favorite of the Democratic...

Primary sends mixed signals in heavily Democratic California

Jun. 08, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is a Democratic fortress, but Tuesday’s primary election may have revealed some cracks. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top-tier Democrats emerged safely from contested statewide races in which they will be strongly favored this fall, and the Legislature...

Congresswoman, billionaire to face off in LA mayor's race

Jun. 08, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and billionaire developer Rick Caruso breezed past a large field of rivals looking to be the next mayor of Los Angeles and advanced Tuesday to a runoff election in November. An early tally of mail-in ballots showed Caruso with 41%...

Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and billionaire developer Rick Caruso advance to November runoff for Los Angeles mayor

Jun. 08, 2022 00:50 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and billionaire developer Rick Caruso advance to November runoff for Los Angeles mayor.

2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 7 states

Jun. 06, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Primary elections in seven states Tuesday will set the stage for U.S. House and Senate races this fall, with many contests shaped by political fissures in both major parties and the lingering shadow of former President Donald Trump. With control of Congress in...

How Biden, cops and advocates forged deal on police and race

May. 30, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Pasco, the executive director for the Fraternal Order of Police, was watching football on a Sunday afternoon when he got a call from Susan Rice, the top domestic policy adviser at the White House. Negotiations over an executive order to address racism and...

Liberal Los Angeles could take right turn in mayor's race

May. 27, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a...