Trump Makes California Grate Again

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the continued tension between President Donald Trump and the majority of California voters. All in all, besides lousy traffic, Trump’s visit meant little to most Californians. And the optics of the military and the “wall” didn’t…

A combative Trump has busy day in California

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why President Donald Trump was comfortable speaking in front of prototypes for his proposed border wall. “I haven’t seen (Trump) as comfortable as he was at the wall, discussing why this one was good and that one was bad,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe,…

California Attorney General Foes Spar in AP Interviews

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the fundraising advantage current California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has over his opponent. University of Southern California political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe said Jones has an uphill battle given what likely will be Becerra’s growing lead…

LA-area state Sen. Tony Mendoza resigns before facing expulsion vote

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why state Sen. Tony Mendoza’s decision to resign might be better for his political future. Mendoza’s term was set to end in 2018, and he plans to run for election this year as planned, spokesman Robert Alaniz said. One political observer…

California paid $25 million in 3 years for sexual harassment cases

The Press Democrat mentioned Janet Denhardt of the USC Price School spoke at a joint legislative committee at the California capitol to discuss the culture that leads to sexual harassment. California has paid more than $25 million in three years to settle sexual harassment claims against the state and public universities, with most of it…

Trump and Brown Loom over Governor’s Race

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how President Donald Trump and Gov. Jerry Brown will impact the California gubernatorial race. …. what has been an under-the-radar gubernatorial contest has the potential to become a barn-burner–along with the several California Congressional contests that…

GOP Retirements Muddle Congressional Races

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how the retirement of GOP representatives may help and hurt the Democrats’ chances of flipping those seats in the midterm elections. Certainly, the trend line for California Republicans has been straight downhill. Democrats now hold a 19-point…