The first Tuolumne County resident to run for U.S. Congress in nearly two decades is preparing to go head-to-head this year with one of California’s best-known conservatives. Democrat Bob Derlet, of Sonora, will challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock, of Elk Grove, in California’s GOP-leaning
Even though the beginning of the filing period for the June election is still a week away, some prospective candidates for local races are collecting required paperwork to make it on the ballot. The filing period for running in the June 7 election begins Feb.
U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock is backing Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, saying the senator from Texas possesses principles similar to that of conservative icon Ronald Reagan. The Mother Lode Republican’s endorsement was announced by Cruz’s campaign a day after Cruz claimed victory in Monday’s GOP Iowa caucus. The two exchanged compliments in a press release issued Tuesday. “Ted Cruz is the only top
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