<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Political News, Bay Area Politics]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:51:07 -0700 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:51:07 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Soda Tax Ads to Air During World Series, Thanks to Bloomberg]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:50:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*140/tlmd_10_michael_bloomberg_ap.jpg
Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City who tried -- but failed -- to ban big sodas while running America's biggest city, is spending $200,000 to try to tax soda in Berkeley.

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<![CDATA[Race for Calif. Education's Top Spot]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:25:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/10-20-2014-torlakson-tuck-education-election.jpg
With the midterm elections less than two weeks away, an unlikely race is heating up — the one for the Calif. Department of Education’s top spot.

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<![CDATA[ Ex-SJPD Officer Says Mayor Reed Aide Told Him to "Lie"]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:25:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/aaron-ettinger.jpg
More serious fallout from the allegations by a former San Jose police recruit: Now a former San Jose police officer tells NBC Bay Area he received a phone call over the weekend from Victor Ajlouny, a political...

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<![CDATA[Cortese Calls for Change in SJPD Union Leadership]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:37:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dave_Cortese.jpg
The San Jose mayoral race took a strange turn Tuesday when the police union-backed candidate, Dave Cortese, called for a change in leadership of that union.

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<![CDATA[Rivals Debate in NH Senate Race]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:06:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2014-10-21-21h11m54s10.jpg
Republican challenger Scott Brown continued to hammer away at Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's record in Washington as the incumbent repeatedly accused her opponent of fear mongering during a debate in...
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<![CDATA[Outcome of San Jose's Mayoral Race Remains in the Air]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:50:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sam-dave-split.jpg
NBC Bay Area Political Analyst examines the latest on the San Jose mayoral race and shows why it's such a mystery.

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<![CDATA[First Televised Interview With Lockyers]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/2014-10-20_17-02-14.jpg
At one point, not too many years ago, Nadia Lockyer seemed to have it all. She sat on the Santa Ana School Board, married Democratic powerhouse Bill Lockyer, ran for and won a seat on the Alameda Board...

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<![CDATA[Roundtable: California Midterm Elections]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:56:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/20141020_170231.jpg
Less than three weeks away from midterm elections in California, several key issues and races are at stake.
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<![CDATA[17th Congressional District Race Intensifies]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:06:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1004-2014-Debate.jpg
The 17th Congressional District race between democrats Mike Honda and Ro Khanna intensified this past week when both candidates released positive poll results. Can both be right? Can both be wrong? NBC...

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<![CDATA[Rival Gets Hands on Campaign Book]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:40:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/carl+demaio+scott+peters.JPG
A new bombshell dropped Friday in the race for California’s 52nd Congressional District when both candidates confirmed a Carl DeMaio campaign strategy book, allegedly stolen during an office break-in, found its...
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<![CDATA[Campaign Ad Featuring James Foley Pulled]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:58:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_james_foley_ejecucion_isis_syria.jpg
A conservative ad campaign that featured James Foley, the New Hampshire journalist slain by ISIS, moments before his execution, will be pulled, the group responsible for the ad said. Secure America Now President

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<![CDATA[NH Lawmaker Calls Congresswoman "Ugly as Sin"]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:22:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Steve+Vaillancourt.jpg
A Republican New Hampshire state lawmaker has called a Democratic congresswoman "ugly" and said the GOP opponent in her November re-election race is one of the most attractive women in politics.

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<![CDATA[Examining Soda Tax Proposals in Bay Area]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:46:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_fabricantes_sodas_reduciran_calorias.jpg
NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston breaks down the two ballot proposals in the Bay Area that would tax sugary carbonated soft drinks.

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<![CDATA[Race May Play Unusual Role in November Election]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:47:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gerston_voting.jpg
Race may play an unusual role in next month’s November election. NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston explains.

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<![CDATA[Coke, Pepsi Flood Bay Area in Cash To Defeat Soda Taxes]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:18:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/204*120/71194600.jpg
The soda industry is dumping cash on Berkeley and San Francisco by the two-liter load in order to defeat two measures that would tax soda and pass on the money to fund health and education programs.

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<![CDATA[Khanna, Honda Meet for 17th Congressional District Debate]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:41:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2014-10-07_11-58-27.jpg
Silicon Valley Congressman Mike Honda took on challenger Ro Khanna in their only debate in the race for California’s 17th Congressional District on Monday.

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<![CDATA[In Ad, GOP Congressional Candidate Proclaims He's Gay]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:15:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Carl-DeMaio-0603.jpg
A Southern California congressional hopeful is open and up-front about being gay. He's also a Republican.
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<![CDATA[Early Voting Underway in California]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:40:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Early_Voting_JS_102113_722x406_55190083870.jpg
For many Californians, the 2014 general election began on Monday. Early voting is now available at a number of locations in Santa Clara County, including the registrar of voters office in San Jose.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH LIVE: 17th Congressional District Debate]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 23:23:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Honda-Khanna-debate-livestream.jpg
Silicon Valley Congressman Mike Honda is taking on challenger Ro Khanna in their only debate in the race for California’s 17th Congressional District on Monday, Oct. 6. The debate is being hosted by NBC...
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<![CDATA[Larry Gerston on California's 17th District Race]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:08:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2014-10-06_14-07-14.jpg
It could be the most important House of Representatives race in California—and maybe even the nation. It is the 17th Congressional District, where incumbent Mike Honda hopes to fend off challenger Ro

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<![CDATA[Obama Fundraiser to Take Place at W Hotel in SF]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:37:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP217954444784.jpg
President Obama’s return to the Bay Area for a fundraiser will now take place at The "W" Hotel in San Francisco, NBC Bay Area has confirmed.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Recommends Grandmotherhood]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:39:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_hillaryclinton7.jpg
Thousands waited hours in the sun to see Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday in South Florida. Clinton was signing copies of her new book "Hard Choices" at Books & Books at...]]>
<![CDATA[Single Incident Puts Big Strain on SJPD]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:57:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SJPD-BARRICADE-STAFFING-PKG---00000801.jpg
Some San Jose police officers are making a worried plea after one small emergency put a big strain on an overworked department.

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<![CDATA[CA Plastic Bag Ban Approved]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:23:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/Plastic+Bag+Ban+Store+Counter+copy.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. The measure, first proposed by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles, would prohibit single-use plastic bags...

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<![CDATA[San Jose Mayor Candidates Battle Over Public Safety]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:31:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sam-dave-split.jpg
Fiscal responsibility is taking on a safety-first message in the race for San Jose mayor.

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