Thad Kousser

chair of the political science department at UCSD

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Professor of Political Science at the University of California San Diego, he's writing a book called The Hidden Power of Governors: Winning on Budgets and Losing on Policy

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Kevin Faulconer just wrapped up six years as San Diego’s mayor, and he officially threw his hat in the ring to replace Governor Gavin Newsom if he's recalled.

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is ready to step in if Gov. Gavin Newsom gets recalled

Kevin Faulconer just wrapped up six years as San Diego’s mayor, and he officially threw his hat in the ring to replace Governor Gavin Newsom if he's recalled.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In San Diego, the 50th Congressional District got a lot of attention following the resignation of Rep. Duncan Hunter. Who will replace him?

Races to watch in Orange County and San Diego as we head into the general election

In San Diego, the 50th Congressional District got a lot of attention following the resignation of Rep. Duncan Hunter. Who will replace him?

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In 1998, and again in 2005, voters were asked to reduce the political power of labor unions in California. By large margins, they said, "No."

Will Voters Change the Balance of Political Power in California?

In 1998, and again in 2005, voters were asked to reduce the political power of labor unions in California. By large margins, they said, "No."

from Which Way, L.A.?

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