Elections News

Special Interests Make Smart Use of California’s Ballot

As the deadline approached last week for measures to qualify California’s November ballot, wealthy special interests pushed lawmakers to cut deals to avoid costly ballot measure campaigns in the latest display of money’s power over policymaking. In a single day, …

Agent’s California Senate Bid Driven by Need for Better Representation

Tom Pratt, an insurance agent who specializes in procuring fine art coverage in a rural Northern California community, has worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years. By day he is an insurance agent. In his spare time, …

Physician Running for California Commissioner Wants Universal Healthcare

It’s probably no surprise to hear that Dr. Asif Mahmood, a practicing physician who’s running for the office of insurance commissioner of California, has made healthcare his top campaign platform. Mahmood, who was raised in the outskirts of Kharian, a …

Kansas Insurance Regulator Appoints Treasurer in His Bid for Governor

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer has appointed a treasurer for a campaign for the Republican nomination for governor next year. Selzer filed the form last week with the secretary of state’s office. Appointing a treasurer allows him to legally accept …

Jones, Gaines to Face off for California Insurance Commissioner

It looks like incumbent Dave Jones will face off against Republican opponent Ted Gaines in the race for insurance commissioner, according to results from Tuesday’s primary election. Jones, a heavily favored Democrat, garnered 53.1 percent of the vote versus Gaines’ …