TRUMPIFORNIA, Here They Come

Fox and Hounds published an op-ed by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the recent California Republican Party convention held in Anaheim and keynoted by Stephen Bannon. The Republican State Central Committee convened in Anaheim last weekend and gave every appearance of settling into a long-term tenure as a…

‘We have to become more Trumplike,’ California Republican activists say

The Sacramento Bee quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the future of California’s Republican party in the age of Donald Trump. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political analyst at the University of Southern California and veteran of scores of state party conventions, said the lack of big-name candidates running at the top…

Chad Mayes may run for California governor

KPCC-FM interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why a crowded Republican field will make it easier for two Democratic candidates to qualify in the top-two primary in California’s governor race. Second interview on “Take Two” here. There could be further ripple effects as well should Mayes enter the governor’s race. USC…

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.…