Politico: Trump Fuels Democratic voter surge

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in News | No Comments

In California, Democratic voter registration numbers spiked when the presumptive GOP nominee dominated the news cycle. An excerpt: By Daniel Strauss – When the deadline to register to vote in California’s June 7 primary closes Monday evening, Democrats are expected to be the big winners. The party has enjoyed a dramatic spike in registration since ...

LA Times: Clinton’s California advantage over Sanders: Her allies living in your neighborhood

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in News | No Comments

An excerpt: By Cathleen Decker – So far in this presidential contest, Rep. Xavier Becerra has campaigned for Clinton in eight states and done interviews with television and radio outlets in seven more. In California, he’s campaigned in his home base of Los Angeles and in Santa Barbara. Up soon: the Central Valley and Sacramento. All of ...

New York Times: As Xavier Becerra Stirs Crowds, Hispanic Democrats See a Running Mate

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in News | No Comments

An excerpt: By David M. Herszenhorn – LOS ANGELES — Representative Xavier Becerra, Democrat of California, had loaded the question for precise effect. “How many people here can say they are immigrants, the child of immigrants or the grandchild of immigrants?” he asked the boisterous, screaming supporters waiting for Hillary Clinton on Thursday in a ...

San Francisco Chronicle: The Trump-Cruz Down Ballot Effect

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in News | No Comments

Polls show that both Republican presidential candidates Donald Cruz and Ted Cruz are toxic with a whole range of voters and yes, even Republicans. I told the San Francisco Chronicle that this could depress the Republican vote up and down the ballot and motivate Democrats — certainly Latinos and certainly women to cast their ballot ...

A Personal Interview With NPR’s KQED

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in News | No Comments

Scott Shafer of KQED asks about my roots, my vision for our country, and the importance of the Latino vote in 2016. Years ago I was offered the chance to serve President Obama in the Administration but I chose to keep serving my district in Congress to work on immigration reform, healthcare reform and tax ...

LA Times: What it’s like when a California congressman campaigns in Nevada

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in News | No Comments

By Sarah D. Wire – For six months, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra has spent weekends campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and South Carolina. “I don’t consider this hard work,” he said. “I love it and I think I get to make a difference. I really believe ...

LA Times: Why an L.A. congressman tells voters — in 2 languages — to caucus

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in News | No Comments

By Sarah Wire – Xavier Becerra could be spending time at home with his daughter in Los Angeles, in the congressional district he has represented for 23 years. He could be in Washington preparing for the next meeting of House Democrats or raising money for colleagues. But instead he’s here in Las Vegas, traveling from ...

Congressman Becerra Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in News | No Comments

August 6, 2015 Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) released the following statement this morning, announcing his decision to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States: “Today, I ask every American to join me in supporting Hillary Clinton for President. There is no stronger leader for hard-working Americans who dream to own their own home, ...

Congressman Becerra: I Will Run For Reelection

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in News | No Comments

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34) has released the following statement: “Today, I announce that I will run for reelection in the 34th Congressional District in Los Angeles, California. I will forgo the opportunity to be a candidate for the U.S. Senate. My decision came down to this: ‘Where can I ...

Sign the petition: follow L.A. and raise the wage!

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in News | No Comments

The Los Angeles City Council just took a big step toward lifting thousands of working families in our city out of poverty – voting 13 to 1 to raise the local minimum wage to $15 by 2020. According to some estimates, almost half of all working people in Los Angeles currently earn less than $15 ...