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Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

Political wags are beginning to wonder whether Michelle Obama is mulling a run for Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk's seat in Read »

Jun 6, 2014
California Primary Turnout: Worst Ever

California Primary Turnout: Worst Ever

NBC Bay Area talked with the Secretary of State’s office who said that preliminary numbers showed a little over... Watch »

Jun 5, 2014
Ro Khanna Faces Misleading, Bizarre Attack

Ro Khanna Faces Misleading, Bizarre Attack

In a congressional race to represent Silicon Valley -- one that's being watched around the country --Democrats Mike... Read »

Jun 4, 2014
Dave Cortese, Sam Liccardo to Face Off For SJ Mayor

Dave Cortese, Sam Liccardo to Face Off For SJ Mayor

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese and San Jose Councilman Sam Liccardo will face each other in a... Watch »

Jun 4, 2014
Sheriff Laurie Smith Elected to 5th Term

Sheriff Laurie Smith Elected to 5th Term

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith was re-elected Tuesday night as the county's top cop with a handy defeat of... Watch »

Jun 4, 2014
Rep. Mike Honda, Ro Khanna Advance to General Election

Rep. Mike Honda, Ro Khanna Advance to General Election

Seven-term Democratic Rep. Mike Honda faces a challenge from upstart Ro Khanna, a fellow Democrat who... Read »

Jun 4, 2014
Gov. Brown Easily Advances to November

Gov. Brown Easily Advances to November

Gov. Jerry Brown has easily advanced to the general election, setting up a historic bid for his fourth term... Read »

Jun 3, 2014
Examining California's

Examining California's "Top Two" System for Primary Elections

NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston looks into the state's "top- two" system for its... Watch »

Jun 3, 2014
Free Medical Marijuana Given Away to San Jose Voters

Free Medical Marijuana Given Away to San Jose Voters

San Jose voters who brought their “I Voted” sticker – along with their medical marijuana ID card -- to about a dozen... Watch »

Jun 4, 2014
Gov. Brown to Face Kashkari in Bid for Fourth Term

Gov. Brown to Face Kashkari in Bid for Fourth Term

Gov. Jerry Brown easily advanced to the November general election to seek an unprecedented fourth term, where... Read »

Jun 4, 2014
Feds Monitoring Local Elections

Feds Monitoring Local Elections

The feds are monitoring polling places in Napa and Alameda counties. Christie Smith reports. Watch »

Jun 3, 2014
Deputies Vote

Deputies Vote "No-Confidence" in Incumbent Sheriff

One of the key races in Tuesday’s primary election is the race for sheriff in Santa Clara County, where... Watch »

Jun 2, 2014
Record-Low Election Day Turnout Expected

Record-Low Election Day Turnout Expected

The lowest turnout for any primary election since 1994 is expected Tuesday in Santa Clara County. Read »

Jun 2, 2014
Election Blog: But What About the Day After?

Election Blog: But What About the Day After?

While Tuesday’s election may be a non-event for many voters, Bay Area Democrats will have a lot to think about... Read »

Jun 2, 2014
17 Candidates Crowd Ballot to Replace Rep. Waxman

17 Candidates Crowd Ballot to Replace Rep. Waxman

It is the kind of election befitting one of the nation's wealthiest Congressional districts -- 17 candidates,... Watch »

Jun 2, 2014
Oldest Member of House Ousted in Texas GOP Primary

Oldest Member of House Ousted in Texas GOP Primary

The 91-year-old Texas Republican who is the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been ousted in a... Watch »

May 27, 2014
Election Blog: Voter Turnout -- Who Cares?

Election Blog: Voter Turnout -- Who Cares?

Most election experts are predicting a voter turnout for the June 3 primary of about 25 percent of the... Read »

May 28, 2014
George W. Bush Has Knee Surgery in Chicago

George W. Bush Has Knee Surgery in Chicago

President George W. Bush traveled to Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend to have a knee replacement surgery at the... Watch »

May 27, 2014
Va. Politician Falls, Breaks Rib While Campaigning

Va. Politician Falls, Breaks Rib While Campaigning

A Virginia politician who serves in the state's House of Delegates fell and broke a rib while campaigning for a seat... Read »

May 26, 2014
Calif. Senate to Vote on Bill Allowing Drug Felons To Collect Food Stamps

Calif. Senate to Vote on Bill Allowing Drug Felons To Collect...

Drug-related felons in California may soon be able to receive food stamps. Read »

May 26, 2014
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