Corporations can give directly to campaigns, federal judge rules
Friday, May 27, 2011 � by jg
Washington Post: The ruling was based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Corporate interests win: Salas concedes to Vargas
Thursday, July 22, 2010 � by scott
Mary Salas concedes race to Juan Vargas in California Senate District 40 primary, a win for the insurance industry and other corporate interests that heavily invested in Vargas’s campaign.
Mary Salas’s manager: ‘Make sure that every vote is counted’
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 � by scott
Recounts rarely change the results, but Mary Salas, only a handful of votes behind, gives it a try.
Details on the vote recount in the California Senate District 40 Democratic primary
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 � by jg
Riverside Press-Enterprise: The recount will start in Riverside County, with precincts in Indio, Cathedral City and Blythe.
Mary Salas says, ‘Let’s count those votes again’
Monday, July 12, 2010 � by scott
Mary Salas is seeking a recount in the California Senate District 40 Democratic primary which she trails by 12 votes to Juan Vargas, a favorite of state corporate interests.
California’s Tort Wars: Election Day by the numbers
Friday, June 11, 2010 � by eric
Tort-war front groups for big oil, insurance and tobacco get walloped on election day.
Butler wins, Salas too close to call
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 � by scott
We’ve been watching the hundreds of thousands of dollars that corporate interests have been pouring into two legislative races, and while we would have hoped for a more sharply drawn repudiation by voters, this is still pretty satisfying.