The Washington Report

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Former San Jose mayor quietly starts consultancy before congressional run

Congressional candidate Sam Liccardo is best known as San Jose’s former mayor, but now he’s describing himself to voters as a small business owner. The designation on the March 5 primary election ballot may be surprising to some. While Liccardo made a name for himself as a politician, prosecutor and Stanford University professor, businessman hasn’t...

Silicon Valley congressional candidate tied to fake newspaper

A congressional candidate is connected to a fake newspaper that’s plastered the South Bay, which mirrors several other misleading websites created by her consultant with ties to Roger Stone and an extreme right-wing agenda. With a few weeks until Election Day, voters across Silicon Valley are finding a newspaper in their mailboxes called The South...

Special interests spend little in Silicon Valley congressional race

Millions of dollars have gone into Silicon Valley’s open congressional race, but only a fraction has come from political committees. Of the 11 candidates running to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo in California’s 16th congressional district, only four have received funding from political action committees (PACs) as of the Dec. 31 reporting deadline — Assemblymember Evan...

Millions raised in race for open Silicon Valley congressional seat

Silicon Valley’s congressional race is shaping up to be one of the most expensive primaries this election cycle. Candidates running to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo and represent California’s 16th congressional district have collectively raised nearly $6 million as of Jan. 31. The latest campaign filings show nearly 10% of that money has been spent, with fundraising likely to...

Two U.S. Senate candidates stump in San Jose

Two of the three leading Democratic candidates for one of California’s U.S. Senate seats made a campaign stop in San Jose. Congressmembers Barbara Lee and Adam Schiff visited The Villages Golf and Country Club in South San Jose for an event hosted by its Democratic Club. Lee represents District 12, which includes parts of Alameda...

UPDATE: San Jose protesters interrupt Kamala Harris’ reproductive rights talk

Vice President Kamala Harris visited San Jose today, marking the second stop on her nationwide “Fight for Reproductive Freedoms” tour, where she contended with protesters calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. During a talk at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in East San Jose, Harris called for continued action to ensure reproductive freedoms are...