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In this July 23 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her running mate, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks at a rally in Miami. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Democrats highlight diversity, but face gap with white men

ATLANTA — The Democratic National Convention speaker's lineup has highlighted an increasingly…

 

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs after speaking at a rally Saturday in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Road to 270: Donald Trump stuck on GOP’s California dream

WESTMINSTER — Bob Dole thought he could win California with a "fishhook"…

 

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton chant prior to a primary election night rally Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Clinton, Trump win more primaries; California result to come

LOS ANGELES — Already the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton sailed to…

 

In this 2015 file photo, Republican Assembly members David Hadley, of Manhattan Beach, left, Catharine Baker, of Dublin, and James Gallagher, of Nicolaus, huddle during the Assembly session, in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Parties battle for control of California Legislature

LOS ANGELES — Democrats are spending and campaigning heavily to try to…

In this 2015 file photo, Republican Assembly members David Hadley, of Manhattan Beach, left, Catharine Baker, of Dublin, and James Gallagher, of Nicolaus, huddle during the Assembly session, in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a presidential primary election night rally Tuesday in New York.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Sanders under pressure to quit as Democrats look to unite

WASHINGTON — Under mounting pressure from Democratic leaders to abandon his presidential…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a presidential primary election night rally Tuesday in New York.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
In this April 19 photo, "I've Voted" stickers are seen at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Special interests pour record $24M into California lawmakers’ races

SACRAMENTO — Special interest groups have poured a record $24 million so…

In this April 19 photo, "I've Voted" stickers are seen at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
At stake this election season for the DCCC is whether San Francisco residents want to live in a community that is open to all and in which all can participate. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Local politics ought to reflect our community

Last October, I spent many evenings and weekends knocking on doors, handing…

At stake this election season for the DCCC is whether San Francisco residents want to live in a community that is open to all and in which all can participate. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally in Carson. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Democrats, Sanders on the brink as campaign nears end

WASHINGTON — The awkward embrace between Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party…

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally in Carson. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
In this May 7 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Bucking trends, Trump sends teams to Democrat-leaning states

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is rushing to install operatives in several states…

In this May 7 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a primary night news conference, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

On more than one issue, GOP’s Trump sounds like a Democrat

NEW YORK — As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of…

In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a primary night news conference, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves as he leaves a campaign rally at Fitzgerald Fieldhouse on the University of Pittsburgh campus Monday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Bernie Sanders looks to press on to the convention

HARTFORD, Conn. — Bernie Sanders' campaign chief is vowing his candidate will…

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves as he leaves a campaign rally at Fitzgerald Fieldhouse on the University of Pittsburgh campus Monday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fills out paperwork at his polling place in New York on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trump, Clinton look for wins on home turf in New York

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton looked to her adopted home state of…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fills out paperwork at his polling place in New York on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton exits after speaking at New Greater Bethel Ministries during a campaign stop, Sunday in New York. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)

Candidates — even Trump — shift to delegate hunt

WASHINGTON — The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are coming to terms…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton exits after speaking at New Greater Bethel Ministries during a campaign stop, Sunday in New York. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, talks with Barbara Lawton, former Lt. Gov. of Wisconsin, as he visits Blue's diner during a campaign stop Tuesday in Milwaukee. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Cruz, Sanders look to edge out front-runners in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders hoped to turn…

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, talks with Barbara Lawton, former Lt. Gov. of Wisconsin, as he visits Blue's diner during a campaign stop Tuesday in Milwaukee. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks Monday during a campaign rally in a hangar at the Bong Airport in Superior, Wis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Trump and Cruz making final pitches to Wisconsin voters

MILWAUKEE — After Donald Trump's toughest stretch of the campaign, he and…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks Monday during a campaign rally in a hangar at the Bong Airport in Superior, Wis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Some say raising the legal age to 21 in California is hypocritical and could have a negative effect on young Democrats in the state. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Outdated paternalism alienates Generation Y

The California Legislature this month finally passed Senate Bill 2X-7, which would…

Some say raising the legal age to 21 in California is hypocritical and could have a negative effect on young Democrats in the state. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supporters join hands during a prayer waiting for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to speak at a campaign rally at the Akron Civic Theatre on Monday in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

2016 race barrels toward potentially decisive primary day

HANOVERTON, Ohio — The tumultuous presidential primary season barreled toward a potentially…

Supporters join hands during a prayer waiting for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to speak at a campaign rally at the Akron Civic Theatre on Monday in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Supervisor Scott Wiener has been masterfully preparing for his upcoming senate race. (Anna Latino/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Beware of Scott Wiener, ‘The Machine’

He is relentless. Seldom sleeping, seldom stopping. In his senate race, Supervisor…

Supervisor Scott Wiener has been masterfully preparing for his upcoming senate race. (Anna Latino/2013 S.F. Examiner)
President Barack Obama is reflected in the conference table as he pauses before a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC) at the State Department in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In court fight, Democrats pressure Republicans at home

WASHINGTON — Searching for a way to put a new justice on…

President Barack Obama is reflected in the conference table as he pauses before a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC) at the State Department in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Republican clown car is no joke

As the clown car filled with Republican presidential candidates moves its sideshow…