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Election Coverage 2008

2008 Voters' Guide

An easy and portable Guide to The Santa Barbara Independent's 2008 election endorsements. Read story.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sierra Club, PUEBLO Announce Endorsements

The two activist groups largely agreed on candidates for the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Strickland vs. Jackson: California's Showcase Race

All Golden State eyes in the 2008 election are focused on this Central Coast State Senate showdown Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tony Strickland Is the Running Man

Moorpark Republican masters the art of retail politics in his campaign for state senate. Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hannah-Beth Jackson Is Fighting Like Hell

Santa Barbara Democrat spares no words in her State Senate election bid. Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Despite Major Endorsements, No Easy Ride for Measure A

Despite major endorsements, no easy ride for Measure A. Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Our 2008 Endorsements

The Santa Barbara Independent voters' guide for the November election. Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Nava vs. Gandrud

At 60, Democrat Pedro Nava is gearing up to run for his third-and, if successful, final-two-year term representing the 35th Assembly District. Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Santa Barbara County's Judicial Square Off

John MacKinnon takes on Jed Beebe for the black robe. Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

3rd District Candidates Engage in Friendly Debate

Doreen Farr and Steve Pappas Santa Barbara County Supervisor forum on October 1. Read story.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Measure G

Of all the ballot initiatives confronting voters this November, Measure G enjoys the dubious distinction of being the most obscure. In fact, the Measure G campaign is only just now coming together. Read story.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Election 2008 Kickoff

Oh no. Two thousand and eight. It's divisible by four, which means the nation's collective attention is focused on the presidential election. It's an important one, of course, and, to say the least, it's been entertaining so far. Read story.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Capps vs. Kokkonen

To say Republican Matt Kokkonen is a long shot in his quest to unseat Lois Capps as the representative of California's 23rd U.S. Congressional District might be understating it. Read story.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Beach Town, Oil Town, or Something in Between?

The seaside city of Carpinteria finds itself at a crossroads: Will it live forever as a tourist-dependent and farmer-friendly beach town or will it accept the big money bequests of oil, and allow a towering drill in the middle of town? Read story.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The North County Racing Form

Here is an overview of various North County elections happening this November. Read story.

Thursday, October 2, 2008
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