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Gaines win would mean more elections, expenses coming for Placer County

Tuesday’s special election to determine a successor to the late District 1 state Sen. Dave Cox isn’t so special to some voters. With just one item on the ballot to vote for and ...

Democrat Cooley, Republican Gaines move on to Jan. 4 Senate runoff

It’s Democrat Ken Cooley against Republican Ted Gaines in a run-off Jan. 4 for the state Senate seat held by the late Dave Cox. With strong Election Day support from Placer Coun ...

Prop. 19 up against GOP, Democratic leadership opposition

While Democrats and Republicans are battling for the hearts, minds and votes of Californians in several key races, they’ve joined together to defeat Prop. 19. Practically every ...

Are Brown, Whitman paying too high a price in going negative?

Gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown were delivering their final pitch to voters Monday. But with the sheer volume of junk mail, negative TV and radio ads, and rob ...

Deceased state Sen. Dave Cox lauded as Schwarzenegger mulls successor election date

The death of state Sen. Dave Cox has left a political void that the governor’s office is now moving to fill. Cox, a Republican senator from Fair Oaks who died Tuesday, was remem ...

Candidates clash over Kranz coffee klatches

Supervisor Bruce Kranz found inspiration in a pot of coffee four years ago. And nearly every week since taking office as Placer County supervisor for the 5th District in 2005, Kra ...