special election

Placer County facing $3.25 million in special election costs this year

The price tag for elections is sky-high in Placer County in 2011. Estimates are that as many as four special elections could take place before the start of summer and cost the cou ...

State Sen. Ted Gaines' wife Beth Gaines seeks Assembly seat

Beth Gaines, wife of state Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, will try to make it a husband-and-wife team at the Capitol. Gaines, whose husband was sworn in as senator last week, threw ...

Election results to follow

Democrat Ken Cooley and Republican Ted Gaines are vying for the State Senate District 1 seat in today?s special election. For election results check back later tonight at AuburnJ ...

Ted Gaines wins Senate race

Assemblyman Ted Gaines won the Senate District 1 special election race with 63.2 percent of the vote as reported by the California Secretary of State’s office at 11 p.m. Tuesday. ...

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 ...

Extra elections a waste of money

In my letter of Dec. 12, I mentioned that I tried to find out the cost for the upcoming January special election. At the time I wrote my letter, I hadn’t gotten a response from t ...

Use vote to save money

It was recently been brought to my attention that Mr. Conservative, Ted Gaines, will cost Placer County voters at least $650,000 in 2011. Since his ambitions literally drove him ...

Gaines’ action wastes funds

We all received the sample ballot for the special election needed to elect a state senator for District 1. This election is needed because the two top vote-getters did not receive ...

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 ...

Is it make or break time for state’s ability to govern?

Can California be governed? Whether Tuesday’s resounding defeat of budget reform measures was a new beginning or the beginning of the end, many are asking this question. And de ...