Trump hearings launch Kamala Harris

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how Senator Kamala Harris is building her national political reputation in Congress. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a veteran California political analyst, said Harris in the past was viewed as so careful in shepherding her political profile that “I don’t know that she has a reputation…

CALEXIT? New California independence movement willing to negotiate with Trump

Newsweek quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how the California secession movement is capitalizing on voter disdain and distrust of President Donald Trump’s policies. “If down the line the impact of the Trump administration becomes more negative on the ordinary Californian, the Calexit movement may offer a release of anger, of…

For Democrats in California, a generational shift pulls the party left, with danger and opportunity ahead

Los Angeles Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the generational split in the California Democratic Party. “You can’t hide the fact that this is old school vs. new school, it is a generational split, it is the Berniecrats vs. the establishment,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a USC public policy fellow who…

California Democrats’ big event likely to expose infighting amid anti-Trump resistance

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the limited impact intra-party fighting has on the California Democratic Party’s core purpose. “The main function of a state party — either of them — is to raise money,” she said, “and to provide a faucet by which big donors…

Indivisible, the political group

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the anti-Trump group Indivisible and its strategy that encourages constituents to demand town hall meetings with their representatives.  Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a longtime political analyst at the University of Southern California, said Indivisible was smart to demand town hall meetings…

Brown, budgets, battlegrounds, and CA’s possible presidential contender

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California politics, including the political aspirations of Senator Kamala Harris, the state budget and the 2018 midterm elections. While most of us were busy following the fallout from the firing of the FBI director, Governor Jerry Brown put out a revised state…