Tim Donnelly http://kvpr.org en Future Of California's GOP At Stake In June Primary http://kvpr.org/post/future-californias-gop-stake-june-primary <p class="p1">For an election expected to have very low turnout, the June 3rd primary could play an outsize role in shaping California’s political landscape.&nbsp; That’s because of the stark ideological battle shaping up in the Republican Party between gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari. Ben Adler reports from Sacramento in the second of our three-part series on the 2014 California governor’s race.</p><p class="p3">Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari couldn’t be more different: Donnelly’s an unapologetic tea party Assemblyman:</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 03:08:02 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 32930 at http://kvpr.org Future Of California's GOP At Stake In June Primary Republicans Battle To Compete Against Governor Brown http://kvpr.org/post/republicans-battle-compete-against-governor-brown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s widely expected Governor Jerry Brown will win reelection in November. But there’s still a fierce battle to be the Republican who challenges him. From Sacramento, Katie Orr takes a look at the two top contenders.</span></p><p class="p1">It’s lobbying season in Sacramento. Several times a week interests groups rally around the Capitol. The groups, often large and clad in brightly colored t-shirts, then head inside and converge on lawmakers’ offices in hopes of gaining support, and possibly money, for their cause.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:39:19 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 32624 at http://kvpr.org Republicans Battle To Compete Against Governor Brown Opponents Remains As Common Core Nears Implementation http://kvpr.org/post/opponents-remains-common-core-nears-implementation <p>California schools are adjusting curriculum and students are already taking tests based on new Common Core standards. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, opposition to the standards continues, as demonstrated by a small rally at the Capitol Wednesday.</p><p>A small group of families and parents gathered under the trees near the Capitol to express their concern about Common Core standards. The bi-partisan group said the Common Core assessment often leaves students confused and upset.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 01:23:06 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 32021 at http://kvpr.org Opponents Remains As Common Core Nears Implementation With Donnelly's Entry, 2014 Governor's Race Begins to Take Shape http://kvpr.org/post/donnellys-entry-2014-governors-race-begins-take-shape <p>A tea party California Assemblyman has become the first Republican to officially enter the 2014 governor’s race.&nbsp; Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown is widely considered the frontrunner, assuming he decides to run for a record fourth term.&nbsp; But as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the race to face Brown in California’s new “top two” primary system is wide open.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:38:07 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 24240 at http://kvpr.org With Donnelly's Entry, 2014 Governor's Race Begins to Take Shape Brown Raises $10 Million for Governor's Race; GOP Nowhere Close http://kvpr.org/post/brown-raises-10-million-governors-race-gop-nowhere-close <p>California Governor Jerry Brown is leaving his potential Republican challengers in the dust when it comes to raising money for next year’s election.</p><p>Newly-released fundraising totals show the Democratic governor ended the first half of 2013 with more than 10 million dollars in the bank.&nbsp; None of his challengers has raised even $50,000 dollars.</p><p>Republican political consultant Beth Miller says Brown’s fundraising advantage and 54 percent approval rating in a new poll show he’ll be hard to beat next fall.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:00:48 +0000 Ben Adler 19345 at http://kvpr.org Brown Raises $10 Million for Governor's Race; GOP Nowhere Close GOP Governor's Race? What GOP Governor's Race? http://kvpr.org/post/gop-governors-race-what-gop-governors-race <p class="p1">It’s less than a year until the first votes will be cast in the 2014 California governor’s race, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the campaign.&nbsp; Ben Adler reports from Sacramento on why the Republican field is shaping up so slowly to challenge Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.</p><p class="p5">Here’s how the race looks right now:</p><p class="p5">There’s Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a tea party hero who announced his exploratory campaign on the conservative website Politichicks.tv</p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:16:21 +0000 Ben Adler 18664 at http://kvpr.org GOP Governor's Race? What GOP Governor's Race?