CALIFORNIA | CA-gov

Ose Considering Governor Bid

Travis Allen previously donated to Democrats.

Nov. 8, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

Former Rep. Doug Ose (R) “is considering a run for California governor. … He has begun showing up at more political events in recent weeks.”

“Ose, a Trump delegate at the 2016 national convention who said at the time he was finished with electoral politics,” said “he has grown tired of watching on the sidelines as politicians fail to tackle homelessness, under-performing schools, high taxes and housing markets across the state that have become out of reach for many Californians.”

Ose: “I know we can do better. … We know what the Democrats are going do. They are going to be captives of a Legislature dominated by Democrats. So I am taking a real look at the governor’s race.” (Sacramento Bee)

MONEY MATTERS. State Assemblyman Travis Allen (R) before he entered office gave about $25,000 “to the Democrats he now denounces—including [term-limited Gov. Jerry] Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the state Democratic Party and a congressman who has filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. … Allen said his donations were the result of buying tickets to political events.” (Mercury News)

Former state Schools Superintendent Delaine Eastin (D) “made an average of $170,785 annually over the last six years and paid an average of $37,539 in state and federal taxes, according to … six years of her tax returns [released] on Tuesday.”

“Eastin made most of her income, about $88,525 annually, from the pension she receives from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. The pension was earned from her years as state superintendent of public instruction and a state assemblywoman. She also made an average of $14,766 annually as an ‘educational consultant,’ working for a long list of school districts, universities, nonprofits, and private schools.” (Mercury News)

What We're Following See More »
FIGHTING HAS LASTED THREE MONTHS
U.S.-Backed Forces Take Last ISIS-Held City in Syria
27 minutes ago
THE LATEST

"U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after days of intense battles in the militants' single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists said. The fall of Hajin is a blow to the extremists. The town was their main stronghold in the last pocket of land they control in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border. ISIS still holds some villages nearby."

Source:
DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION SLOWING
China To Remove Retaliatory Tariffs On American Cars
36 minutes ago
THE LATEST

China has confirmed "it will remove the retaliatory duty on automobiles imported from" the United States, starting on January 1. Tariffs will be reduced "to 15 percent from the current 40 percent, in line with what other countries pay ... The temporary tax reduction for U.S. car imports comes as China heads for its very first annual vehicle sales decline in 28 years amid the trade war and an economic slowdown that’s undermining consumption momentum."

Source:
FOR IMPROPER SPENDING, INFLUENCE
Trump Inauguration Spending Now Under Investigation
15 hours ago
THE LATEST

"Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations, people familiar with the matter said. The criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions."

Source:
PINS KHASHOGGI KILLING ON MBS
Senate Moves to End Support for Saudi War
17 hours ago
WHY WE CARE
FACES UP TO FIVE YEARS
Butina Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy
21 hours ago
THE LATEST

"Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday for conspiracy to act as an illegal foreign agent in the United States. Butina, 30, was accused of working to infiltrate Republican political circles through groups such as the National Rifle Association to bolster Russian interests." She admitted to acting "under direction of" Alexander Torshin. "She faces a maximum of five years in prison and will likely be deported after serving any time."

Source:
×
×

Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.

Login