Assemblymember Luz Rivas will run for Rep. Tony Cárdenas seat

WASHINGTON —  Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-North Hollywood) said she would run for Congress, entering what could become a crowded race to replace Tony Cárdenas as the San Fernando Valley-based 29th District’s representative. Cárdenas has told The Times he will not run for reelection in 2024 and will endorse Rivas to replace him in Washington. Rivas, 49, … Read more

Laphonza Butler won’t run in California’s 2024 U.S. Senate race

Labor leader and prominent Democratic activist Laphonza Butler, who was appointed to fill Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat after the veteran California politician died, announced Thursday that she would not run for a full Senate term in 2024. Despite her successful career steeped in politics, Butler had never held public office and was relatively unknown to … Read more

Trump isn’t the first insurrectionist to run despite the 14th Amendment

Efforts to use the 14th Amendment to keep Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot are moving forward across the country. Lawsuits have been filed in Colorado, New Hampshire, Minnesota and California; lawmakers in California have asked the state attorney general to seek a court opinion on the subject. Under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, … Read more