Electoral Math Favors Feinstein

Fox and Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on whether the progressive wing of the Democratic party could find a challenger to run against Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Feinstein’s announcement via Twitter that she will seek another term in Washington came as no surprise.  Neither…

California Governor Responds to Deadly Wildfires From Afar

U.S. News & World Report (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why the role of “consoler-in-chief” does not fit the political profile of California Gov. Jerry Brown when considering his response to the devastating fires in Northern California. “I’m not at all sure what he could…

CA’s presidential primary moves again, SCOTUS considers unions

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School: Governor Brown signed yet another bill Wednesday. This one moves California’s presidential primary from June to March. But don’t celebrate yet: it might not mean much by 2020. The Supreme Court could deal a blow to unions next session. It’s a move that…

State of Affairs: Protests for Pelosi, Sanders speaks, GOP health bill

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Representative Nancy Pelosi, the impact of an Affordable Care Act repeal on California and whether the state’s voters support Senator Bernie Sanders. Bebitch was also interviewed on the previous week’s “State of Affairs” during the “Take Two” program. The California electorate is…

Democrats’ road to winning back the House goes through California

Los Angeles Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the prospects of the Democratic Party picking up seats in the House of Representatives through California-based midterm elections. “Every little bit of conventional wisdom was overturned in 2016,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a fellow at the USC Price School of Public Policy…

California Lawmakers Take Anti-Trump Stance as Session Ends

The New York Times, in a Reuters story, quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Dornsife College on the efforts of California’s state government to challenge federal leadership. “It’s a purposeful positioning,” said political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the University of Southern California. “We have a different political path and a…

BloombergPolitics quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign for California Governor. Villaraigosa’s self-positioning as an advocate for the middle class and a moderate may not work, according to Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow in public policy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.…

The big bill deadline, Trump’s DACA dinner, CA Dem poll

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Dornsife College President Trump and Democratic lawmakers may have outlined a DACA deal — or maybe not. A new poll from Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies is shining some light on how Democrats feel about two familiar faces in California politics: House Minority Leader Nancy…

How does an old school Dem like Dianne Feinstein navigate the Trump era?

NBC News Honolulu affiliate KITV4 quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the continued popularity of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Many California political experts say even with recent resistance toward Feinstein, she wouldn’t face much competition should she decide to run again. “She’s well known, well funded and well organized,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe,…

The Republican Party in California continues its long, slow slide

The Economist quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the condition of the Republican Party in California. Asked to characterise the condition of the party in the state, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, quips that it is…