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The Contest for Congress

With the 24th Congressional District race shaping up to be one of the hottest in the state, The Independent will be posting frequent reports and commentaries on polls, debates, fundraising, and all other developments to this page. Stay tuned for the latest.

Congressional Cash: Down to the Wire

Republican mailers continue last-minute assault on Democrats. Read story.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Congressional Candidates Answer Questionnaire

Nine hopefuls for 24th district share views on varying topics. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Race for the 24th: Benjamin Lucas

Congressional candidate answers questionnaire. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Race for the 24th: Katcho Achadjian

Congressional candidate answers questionnaire. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Race for the 24th: William Ostrander

Congressional candidate answers questionnaire. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Race for the 24th: Helene Schneider

Congressional candidate answers questionnaire. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Race for the 24th: Matt Kokkonen

Congressional candidate answers questionnaire. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Race for the 24th: Steve Isakson

Congressional candidate answers questionnaire. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Race for the 24th: John Uebersax

Congressional candidate answers questionnaire. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Race for the 24th: Justin Fareed

Congressional candidate answers questionnaire. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Race for the 24th: Salud Carbajal

Congressional candidate answers questionnaire. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Some Sparks Fly in Third Congressional Debate

Seven out of 11 in race for Lois Capps's seat take questions at UCSB. Read story.

Originally published 11:30 a.m., March 4, 2016
Updated 12:00 p.m., March 4, 2016

Republicans Mock Carbajal Money Woes

Send him basket with "Personal Finance for Dummies," calculator, IRS forms. Read story.

Originally published 12:22 p.m., March 2, 2016
Updated 1:18 p.m., March 2, 2016

Carbajal Defends Past Financial Struggles

Campaign statements show credit card and student loan debt. Read story.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DCCC Backs Carbajal

One of two "Red to Blue” candidates in a currently Democrat-represented district. Read story.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
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