special election

Assembly special election a waste? Some voters thought so

Simmering voter unhappiness boiled over on Election Day May 3 and the people who oversee the count say they had never seen anything like it. Ophir resident Gail Reinke was one of ...

Low turnout predicted in Assembly District 4 election

The special election to fill the District 4 Assembly seat isn’t so special with Placer County voters. Blaming a possible case of voter fatigue, Placer County’s election chief ...

Campanale: Chances "slim" of beating Assembly opponent Beth Gaines

Heading into the home stretch in the 4th District Assembly race, Republican Beth Gaines is running a strong, well-financed campaign that her opponent, Democrat Dennis Campanale, ev ...

Wrath on the ballot: $15.85-a-vote special election criticized

A lack of voter interest drove up Placer County’s cost of Tuesday’s special election to more than $15.85 a vote. And many of the Assembly District 4 voters who cast ballots di ...

GOP Gaines says she’s ready for runoff rumble with Democrat Campanale

With the Election Day count almost completed, 4th Assembly District candidate Beth Gaines is holding onto her lead today over fellow Republican John Allard for the second slot on a ...

Campanale, Gaines lead in District 4 Assembly race

The District 4 Assembly special election’s lone Democrat candidate was leading a field of eight Tuesday while Beth Gaines was ahead in a battle with John Allard for second place ...

D.C. trip expenses put Assembly candidate Allard on hot seat with tax watchdog

Hotel room costs and claims for meals have a 4th District Assembly candidate at odds with a taxpayers group just as voters are receiving their sample ballots. At an average cost o ...

Gaines, Allard, Campanale seen as early frontrunners in Assembly race

With seven Republicans and one Democrat in the running, the District 4 Assembly special election is turning into a horse race – with plenty of jockeying for position out of the s ...

Gaines moves on Senate bill to cut special-election costs

State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, has introduced a bill that could cut the cost of special elections in smaller California counties. But the move – days after Gaines’ wife, ...

Assembly race for Gaines’ old seat gets quickly crowded

The opening for the District 4 Assembly seat vacated by now-state Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, has resulted in a flurry of candidate activity. Seven candidates or prospective can ...