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Six potential bright spots for Democrats in a gloomy election year

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) has spent nearly 30 years in the House and has won reelection easily for more than a decade. But if the results from his June 7 primary say anything, it’s that he may be at least somewhat more vulnerable this time around.

09.04.22

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In the California Desert, L.G.B.T.Q. Voters Could Sway a Key House Race

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Representative Ken Calvert, a Republican who has served in Congress for three decades, has almost never faced a tough re-election contest in this ruby-red corner of Southern California. But a redrawn political map in the state has reshaped his district this year, adding Palm Springs, a liberal bastion that residents proclaim […]

09.03.22

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These PACs are trying to beat Inland Rep. Ken Calvert

Having run in traditionally safe districts, Calvert, the Inland Empire’s longest-serving congress member, typically doesn’t attract much interest from outside groups looking for the most bang for their buck as they try to influence House races. But Progress Action Fund and The Welcome Party think Calvert can lose in a newly formed district with a near-even split among GOP […]

08.28.22

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Democrats Eye 41st Congressional District in “Red to Blue” Program

“I’m really thrilled that the National Party has recognized that we will flip the seat in November,” Democratic Candidate Will Rollins shared. “The Red to Blue designation is going to help folks identify this race as a top pick up opportunity for the party and make sure we get what we need to win in […]

08.10.22

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Out candidate for California’s 41st Congressional seat; Dems best hope

Over the course of the campaign, Will Rollins has criticized Calvert for his past voting history, including Calvert’s vote against the 2009 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act that added crimes committed because of a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and disability expanding federal statutes.

08.05.22

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‘A real twist’: GOP congressman with anti-LGBTQ past tries to win over gay Palm Springs voters

PALM SPRINGS — Ken Calvert has held on to his seat in Congress for 30 years, in part by opposing gay rights. Now that he’s running for reelection against a gay rival in a district that includes one of the largest concentrations of LGBTQ voters in America, Calvert says his views have changed.

07.14.22

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Candidate Q&A: Republican Rep. Ken Calvert Is Challenged by Democrat Will Rollins in California’s New 41st Congressional District

In November, voters in the newly drawn 41st Congressional District—a tossup district which now includes Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta—will choose between two very different candidates, with very different politics.

06.13.22
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