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Special Coverage: June 5 Primary Election

The Press Democrat Poll asked 500 Sonoma County registered voters who they intend to support in the June 5 primary election. Gavin Newsom was the clear front-runner.
With Gavin Newsom’s wide lead in the polls, the crucial question in the June 5 primary is whether he’ll have a serious challenge in November.
A poll by The Press Democrat shows 62 percent of voters support a $300 million housing bond proposed for the November ballot, shy of the two-thirds needed to pass it. Critics call the poll “incredibly misleading.”
The bulk of the fundraising reported so far has come from two candidates: Deva Marie Proto and Ray Leonard.
Sonoma County voters have an impressive track record of turning out at the polls on Election Day.
Democrats Eleni Kounalakis, Ed Hernandez and Jeff Bleich lead the pack in raising money heading into the June 5 primary.
The Press Democrat Poll revealed the three-way race for Sonoma County sheriff will likely be decided in a November runoff.
Editorial Board recommendations in the June 5 primary election.
Folks in Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa and Lake counties needed help right away after October’s firestorm razed thousands of homes. So did our local governments. Reps. Jared Huffman and Mike Thompson delivered.
The 2018 primary election officially got underway this week as thousands of mail-in ballots were sent to Sonoma County voters on Monday, nearly a month before the June 5 election.
In California's first incumbent-free race for governor since voters switched to a top-two primary system, nearly two dozen candidates are jockeying for a spot in the runoff, including five Democrats and two Republicans with deep pockets or experience in politics.
Napa County voters on June 5 will decide the fate of Measure C, which would limit vineyard development on hills and mountains. The outcome is being closely watched in Sonoma County.
All three candidates — Mark Essick, John Mutz, and Ernesto Olivares — are running to improve police-community relationships.
A two-year-old program aims to boost voter participation across the state.
What kinds of agreements has the next governor of California made with interest groups that sway decisions in the state Capitol? Voters will never know.
'We have to be very, very guarded on what we do,' Thompson said in an interview Friday with The Press Democrat. 'If the Democrats come out with every wild idea possible, that’s going to truncate our majority longevity.'
Former President Obama endorsed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Friday, wading into her re-election fight against a fellow Democrat.
California has 10,400 public schools, educating 6.2 million students. Maintaining those facilities, and upgrading them to meet contemporary demands, isn’t easy.
Sheriff is one of just four county elective offices required by the California constitution. The position appears on the ballot in each of the state’s 58 counties every four years. Here in Sonoma County, however, it’s been 28 years since the last contested election for sheriff.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom pressed for stronger state action on homelessness and housing in an interview Friday with The Press Democrat’s editorial board.