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,…

Jerry Brown—the Man Who Wasn’t There

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about Gov. Jerry Brown’s conspicuous absence from the California Democratic party convention. If the San Diego convention is any indication, both Governor Brown and the California Democratic Party have moved on.  The Governor is focused on battling…

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…

California Democrats snub Dianne Feinstein

The Economist quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Dornsife College on how Senator Dianne Feinstein was unable to secure the endorsement from the California Democratic Party. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, says the race highlights stark divisions within the Democrats’…

First Thoughts on the California Democratic Party Convention

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the California No tea leaves should be read in projecting delegate voting onto the June Primary, where the electorate is very different—larger and even more ideologically disparate. Senator Dianne Feinstein is still well positioned to turn…

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…