About Erica Felci

Erica Felci is a reporter for The Desert Sun who writes the weekly Political Insider column. She can be reached at erica.felci@thedesertsun.com or (760) 778-4644.

Recent Posts

Rep. Raul Ruiz calls on challengers to reject Ryan budget plan

In a somewhat unusual move, Rep. Raul Ruiz is publicly calling on his Republican challengers to reveal how they would vote if they had his job. Ruiz, a Palm Desert Democrat, announced in a campaign April 3rd, 2014

County registrar changes Obama-esque web logo

The Riverside County Registrar of Voters is changing its web logo again after getting a complaint that the one they were using was too similar to President Obama’s campaign image. The logo, which March 31st, 2014

28th Senate: Bonnie Garcia takes aim at Jeff Stone

After fending off jabs from Indio Councilman Glenn Miller and Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia is going on the attack. Garcia, a Palm Desert Republican, March 27th, 2014

Assemblyman Brian Nestande promoted in national GOP’s fundraising program

Assemblyman Brian Nestande on Wednesday moved up a notch within the National Republican Congressional Committee's fundraising program. The Palm Desert lawmaker -- one of two Republicans running in March 26th, 2014

Last day to register for Rancho Mirage council vote

Rancho Mirage residents need to register to vote Monday if they want to cast a ballot in the April 8 election. Elections officials will honor paper applications that have Monday's postmark. Or you March 24th, 2014

Riverside County GOP backing Assemblyman Brian Nestande for Congress

State Assemblyman Brian Nestande continues to rack up the key GOP endorsements in the 36th Congressional race. The Riverside County Republican Party has endorsed Nestande as their choice to unseat March 21st, 2014

Rancho Mirage council candidate Charles Townsend Vinci gets death threat

Rancho Mirage council candidate Charles Townsend Vinci said he received a death threat last week, but he has not asked police to investigate. Vinci told The Desert Sun that the person called his c March 20th, 2014

Lt. Gov. candidate Ron Nehring to stump in Palm Desert

The Coachella Valley is often a popular stop for California’s GOP candidates and it seems the June primary campaigns will be no different. Ron Nehring, the former chairman of the California Repub March 19th, 2014

National Democrats target Assemblyman Brian Nestande in online ad

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting Assemblyman Brian Nestande in an online ad campaign over health care reform. The DCCC has created a "sick n' broke" online board game th March 18th, 2014

28th Senate: Glenn Miller takes Twitter jab at Bonnie Garcia

Most of the barbs in the 28th State Senate campaign have been exchanged between former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia and Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone. But Indio Councilman Glenn Miller jump March 18th, 2014

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