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Wrath on the ballot: $15.85-a-vote special election criticized

A lack of voter interest drove up Placer County’s cost of Tuesday’s special election to more than $15.85 a vote. And many of the Assembly District 4 voters who cast ballots di ...

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 ...

Senate candidates Gaines and Cooley spar in special election over budget

Republican Ted Gaines and Democrat Ken Cooley are approaching Election Day on Tuesday battling for the vacant 1st District state Senate seat and over government costs and taxes. Ga ...

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 ...

Gaines leads in state Senate special election

State Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, was holding onto an early lead against Republicans Roger Niello and Barbara Alby and Democrat Ken Cooley in a special election to succeed ...