Category Archives: Ling Ling Chang

Despite law, politicians use taxpayer funds for campaigns

By Dan Walters, CALmatters | Government Code Section 8314 is unambiguous, declaring, “It is unlawful for any elected state or local officer, including any state or local appointee, employee, or consultant, to use or permit others to use public resources … Continue reading

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With Bitter Parting Shot, Josh Newman Confirms Voters’ Wisdom

By Steven Greenhut | If voters had second thoughts about bouncing California state Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) from office in a high-profile recall election held during the June 5 primary, his self-centered stem winder on the Senate floor should disabuse … Continue reading

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Ling Ling Chang sworn in to replace Josh Newman as state senator

This afternoon the Associated Press posted this brief news item: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican Ling Ling Chang has taken the oath of office to replace a California Democratic senator who lost his seat in a recall election earlier this … Continue reading

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Newman is recalled, Chang wins replacement election

State Senator Josh Newman was recalled yesterday by a vote of 55,539 to 37,850 (50.5% to 40.5%). Winner of the replacement election was Ling Ling Chang with a commanding 34.2% of the vote. Here are the results (minus some mail … Continue reading

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Six candidates will vie to replace Josh Newman in recall election

Six candidates will appear on the June 5 special recall election ballot. The names were released by the Secretary of State Friday after the five o’clock filing deadline. They have qualified to be on the ballot to replace our 29th … Continue reading

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Political party money was key to California Democrats’ super-majority success

Democrats have restored their two-thirds super-majorities in both houses of California’s Legislature, and according to this story in the Sacramento Bee, that achievement rests heavily on millions of special-interest dollars moving to and from political party campaign committees, effectively avoiding … Continue reading

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California GOP’s final death throes

After this election it might as well close up shop. By Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator | The final vote tallies are in for a handful of tight legislative races. It’s now clear that California Democrats have gained supermajorities in … Continue reading

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Newman beats Chang, wins 29th District state Senate seat

Democrats clinch a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature. By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times | Democrat Josh Newman has defeated Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) to win the race for the 29th Senate District, giving Democrats in the … Continue reading

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Newman takes lead over Chang in 29th state Senate race, bringing Democrats close to supermajority

By Jordan Graham, Orange County Register | Fullerton Democrat Josh Newman has taken the lead in the still-undecided race for the 29th state Senate District, positioning California Democrats to gain a two-thirds legislative supermajority in the statehouse. With votes still … Continue reading

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Margin in the 29th State Senate District race narrows to 187 votes

A news story posted online at 6:00 pm by the Los Angeles Times says the lead held by Republican Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang over her Democrat challenger Josh Newman in the race for the 29th State Senate District has narrowed to … Continue reading

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