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Fewer and fewer Republicans on North Coast

Imagine a Republican county supervisor from Crescent City winning the North Coast seat in Congress and holding onto it for 20 years. That’s what happened when Don Clausen, a World War II veteran, won the 1962 election in a district that stretched — as it does now, with some variations — from Marin County to Oregon. But that area of rugged coastline and liberal-leaning voters now has no Republicans in Congress or the Legislature, nor does any GOP candidate have a shouting chance of success in today’s election.

Filing deadline extended for Sonoma City Council hopefuls

In the city of Sonoma, eight candidates have taken out papers to run for three seats. Two incumbents are seeking re-election, Ken Brown and Steve Barbose, while Councilman Aug Sebastiani is stepping down.

Three jump into race for Sonoma City Council

Two of three incumbents on the Sonoma City Council will seek reelection in November, along with a newcomer who has filed papers to run for office. But one well-known incumbent is walking away from City Hall. See who’s in – and who’s out.