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A pair of GOP congressmen can call themselves farmers on the November ballot, a Sacramento judge has ruled, dismissing challenges financed by California Democratic groups. Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner dumped the complaints Wednesday with a simple “writ denied” ruling, not even discussing the arguments filed against Reps. Devin Nunes of Tulare and Jeff Denham of Turlock (Stanislaus County). The two suits, filed by local farmers but paid for by a pair of committees looking to flip seven or more Republican-held seats in California, argued that neither Denham nor Nunes was an actual farmer. The plaintiffs said the congressmen added those designations to their ballot descriptions in an effort to score political points in their agriculture-heavy Central Valley districts. Denham “does not live on a farm or earn any income from work as a farmer,” said the suit challenging his designation. “Instead, he is a member of Congress who also owns a plastic business … [Read more...] about GOP Reps. Devin Nunes, Jeff Denham can call themselves farmers on ballot
California Rep. Jeff Denham told a local GOP women’s group Friday that he will be the next House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, ignoring the fact that he is not the only member running for the position, the Republicans are far from a lock to hold their majority and Denham himself faces a potentially competitive race. The panel’s current chair, Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster, is retiring. Missouri Rep. Sam Graves and Denham are both running to replace him. The Republican Steering Committee, a panel of 30-some members primarily comprised of GOP leadership and regional representatives, selects committee leaders. “When I’m re-elected, I will be chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” Denham said, breezing past some unpredictable facts in unscripted remarks at the Modesto Republican Women Federated’s annual Ronald Reagan dinner. Denham was a guest at the event, which … [Read more...] about Jeff Denham Claims He’ll Be Transportation Chair — But What About Sam Graves?
Johnny Long, of Riverbank, left, and Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District Virginia Madueño share a light moment as she talks about her campaign at a market in Riverbank, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District Josh Harder speaks during a campaign event in Patterson, Calif., on Friday, May 25, 2018. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Michael Eggman, a beekeeper and Democratic candidate in the Central Valley's 10th congressional district, tends to his bees in an almond grove in Ceres, Calif. on Sunday, May 27. Eggman is one of a half-dozen Democrats running against Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, in this year's election., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Casey Tolan/Bay Area News Group) Campaign stickers for Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District Josh Harder rest on a table during a campaign event in Patterson, … [Read more...] about Democrats fighting to unseat Jeff Denham in key congressional seat spar over Central Valley ties
California Republican Rep. Jeff Denham says he has the support needed to force a vote in the House on four immigration bills to protect so-called Dreamers, despite the objections of his own party’s leadership.But he’s not committing to using it yet.The Turlock congressman is hoping that a show of support from at least 50 Republicans and most Democrats (totaling more than the 218 votes he’d need for a majority in the House) will prompt House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) to voluntarily bring the bills up for a vote, rather than risk the embarrassment of being forced to do so by a member of his own conference.“I would hope that after we get to 218 that leadership will realize that a vote is imminent, and we bring it to the floor immediately,” said Denham, who could rely on a rarely used House procedure to bypass leadership. “When you get to 218, it shows the will of Congress and we expect to be well beyond that.”But Ryan told reporters Thursday … [Read more...] about California Rep. Jeff Denham says he has the votes to force GOP leaders to consider immigration bills