November 5, 2018


First-time candidates aim to unseat seasoned politicians in California House races

The only formal office Jessica Morse has ever held is president of her high school Key Club…

November 1, 2018


Michelle Parker: For the future of the great outdoors, vote Morse

As a professional athlete, I have scaled the granite walls of Yosemite, biked along the Tahoe Rim Trail, and paddled the sparkling blue waters of Lake Tahoe…

November 1, 2018


Charles Benner: While thousands of homes burn

Wildfires are getting bigger, stronger, and more frequent. Six of the most destructive wildfires in California's history have occurred in just the past 10 months…

October 30, 2018


4th District Congressional candidates McClintock, Morse weigh in on conservation fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bill designed to protect land, water, and recreation in the U.S., expired Sept. 30 without any action from Congress…

October 30, 2018


Consider the future when voting for Congress

At the end of our Nordic ski season, we were frustrated by below average snowfall and also fearful of what climate change means for our futures…

October 30, 2018

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He’s looking for representatives who will ‘move this country forward’

Look out, lemmings. We are on the edge of an election cliff.

Any talk of political polarization absent judgment is hopelessly flawed…

October 29, 2018


Endless Fire Season

On a Wednesday in August, I drove three hours from the Bay Area to Mariposa, California, on the doorstep of Yosemite National Park. For me, this is typically a drive of mounting anticipation—of stoke. Cresting Altamont Pass on Interstate 580, crossing the Central Valley, what I felt instead was dread…

October 29, 2018


After cozying up to a purveyor of anti-Semitism, Rep. Tom McClintock sends 'prayers' to Pittsburgh victims

No one in his or her right mind would turn to Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove) for moral leadership or, for that matter, intelligent policymaking.

October 27, 2018


Bruising battle for hearts, minds, votes in CA's 4th Congressional District

In the battle for control of Congress, the race for California’s 4th Congressional District is a heated one in the foothills and mountains east of Sacramento.

October 26, 2018


District 4 Congress candidates weigh in on environmental laws

With Election Day fast approaching, voters will decide between Republican incumbent Tom McClintock and Democratic challenger Jessica Morse, who both seek to represent District 4, 

October 25, 2018


Reward offered for Granite Bay teen’s stolen political signs

Two Granite Bay residents are offering a $1,500 reward for information about the thefts last week of Jessica Morse yard signs as election day approaches in California’s 4th District congressional race.

October 24, 2018


Progress For Tahoe endorses David, Middlebrook, Wallace, Novasel, Morse and No on T

Progress for Tahoe endorses Wendy David, Devin Middlebrook, and Tamara Wallace for City Council. Wendy David’s record of service in the community …

October 24, 2018


A new generation of leaders

We have grown up with gridlock. Gridlock is now the norm. Our Congress is dominated by special interests and rich donors.

We are tired of the in-fighting. We have critical issues that require action. We want a government that…

October 15, 2018

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How Some Environmentalists Hope to Make Climate Change an Issue in the Midterms

Environmentalists hoping to move voters on the issue of climate change have adopted a familiar-sounding strategy: Think globally, act locally.

October 15, 2018

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Jessica Morse has votes from the Bargers

My husband and I have lived for 42 years in Placer County and we love it. Our county has an abundance of natural beauty and a blend of healthy cities, quaint and vibrant small towns, and important rural and agricultural communities…

October 11, 2018

Jessica Morse at the Mariposa debate with Tom McClintock in the background

Asthma, diabetes, heart disease: Central Valley health care is personal and political


Poor air and water quality, pesticides, food deserts and …

October 11, 2018

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Carolyn Pretzer: I’m voting Morse for Congress

I'm voting for Jessica Morse for Congress! I hope you will too.

She's authentic, she's one of us. 

October 10, 2018

Tom McClintock at a town hall event

How the Kavanaugh Battle Is Playing Out in a Rural California District

“Do you believe that Dr. Ford was lying…?”

October 10, 2018

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Support for Morse

To the Editor:

I went to the Morse/McClintock debate in Mariposa. Tom McClintock bragged about how well the economy is doing under the Republican administration.

October 9, 2018

Jessica Morse South Lake Tahoe Town Hall

Standing room only for Jessica Morse Town Hall meeting

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - There were no seats available and people were standing along the sides of the Lake Tahoe Community College board room Sunday, all to see …

October 6, 2018

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Health insurance


Today I want to talk about health insurance and the upcoming midterm election. We have a choice in November between Tom McClintock (Republican) and Jessica Morse (Democrat)…

October 4, 2018

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Morse right for education

I intend to vote for Jessica Morse for District 4 Congress rather than Tom McClintock and I urge you to do the same.

September 27, 2018

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Congressional District 4 candidates discuss the issues facing the county

As part of continuing election coverage, Calaveras Enterprise reporter Davis Harper contacted both candidates for California’s Congressional District 4…

September 26, 2018

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Morse, McClintock square off in first debate

District 4 U.S. Congressional Representative candidates Jessica Morse and incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock discussed climate change, immigration and healthcare amongst other topics in a heated debate held in Mariposa…

September 22, 2018

Jessica Morse addressing the crowd at the debate

Trump, climate change, carpetbagging: What you missed from McClintock, Morse debate

In what was likely the only debate of the campaign, U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, sparred for 90 minutes with…

September 22, 2018

The Debate Crowd watching Jessica Morse

Morse, McClintock trade jabs on residence, policy in Mariposa debate

The race for California’s 4th Congressional District seat had its tensions magnified by a somewhat vocal crowd on hand Sunday in Mariposa for the first debate between Rep. Tom McClintock and challenger Jessica Morse…

September 22, 2018

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Battle for the 4th District: Morse and McClintock try to score points in first debate

The political showdown to determine the next person to represent the Mother Lode and the rest of the Central Sierra…

September 22, 2018

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One promises to be an independent thinker in Congress, the other questions big government

September 22, 2018

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First Face-To-Face Candidate Debate For Mother Lode Congressional Seat

My Mother Lode

Mariposa, CA — The incumbent and challenger…

September 21, 2018

The Battle for California

Rolling Stone

How the Golden State can lead a Democratic takeover of the House — and turn the tide of Trumpism…

September 21, 2018

Still More Kavanaugh and Jessica Morse for Congress

Pantsuit Politics

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation continues to be a source of conflict across the country. We are angry, discouraged, and frustrated by the narrative surrounding this story. Thankfully, this episode is balanced out by Beth's uplifting conversation with Jessica Morse, who is running for Congress in California's 4th District.

September 20, 2018

The great debate is coming Sunday

Mariposa Gazette

McClintock, Morse to square off in only scheduled event to date…

September 20, 2018

McClintock pulls out of debate

Calaveras Enterprise

Last week, District 4 Rep. Tom McClintock backed out of a debate with challenger Jessica Morse in the Lake Tahoe area to be hosted by the Lake Tahoe Resort Association and Sierra…

September 16, 2018

Morse: McClintock disconnected from district


Democrat Jessica Morse sits down with KSEE24's Evan…

September 14, 2018

Jessica Morse right choice to represent California’s 4th District

Sierra Sun

Rolf Godon: Jessica Morse right choice to represent…

September 12, 2018

McClintock withdraws from debate in Lake Tahoe area

The Union Democrat

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock has backed out of a planned debate against Democratic challenger Jessica Morse that was to be hosted in the Lake Tahoe area by the Sierra Business Council and North Lake Tahoe Resort Association ahead of the Nov. 6 general election.

McClintock, of Elk Grove, tweeted on Monday that he would no longer participate in the debate…

September 11, 2018

McClintock backs out of proposed Tahoe debate, cites endorsement of opponent by event organizer

Sierra Sun

Tom McClintock, Republican incumbent and candidate for California's 4th congressional district, announced…

Septembe6 6, 2018

Will California flip the House? The key races to watch

LA Times

The November midterm election is shaping up as a classic…

August 28, 2018

Morse and McCain

The Union Democrat

To the Editor:

As the nation mourns Sen. McCain’s passing, we are left…

August 17,2018

De Leon, Morse And Others Campaign In Tuolumne County

My Mother Lode

Twain Harte, CA — Some state and federal candidates for office were in Twain Harte Thursday evening at a dinner hosted by local Tuolumne County Democrats.

August 16, 2018

Morse and McClintock to debate in Mariposa and Tahoe

Calaveras Enterprise

The Jessica Morse for Congress campaign and the Rep. Tom…

AUGUST 14, 2018

McClintock talks tough on fire

Calaveras Enterprise

California is experiencing catastrophic wildfires and we are all breathing their smoke. Can we count on Tom McClintock to work toward a solution? No! Can we count on Jessica Morse…

AUGUST 11, 2018

McClintock is out of touch

The Union Democrat

To the Editor:

When top Republican strategist, Steve Schmidt, who played…

AUGUST 9, 2018

A tale of a public servant

The Union Democrat

To the Editor:

Your Saturday edition carried an editorial letter…

AUGUST 8, 2018

The Long Run: Record Numbers of Women Running for Office


On a recent steamy night in Roseville, California, just north…

AUGUST 8, 2018

Career politician or public servant?

The Union Democrat

To the Editor:

Tom McClintock, our Congressional representative, is a career…

JULY 21, 2018

California Democrats giving GOP House members a run for their money

San Francisco Chronicle

Democrats looking to flip GOP-held House seats in California are turning in surprisingly strong fundraising performances as the election approaches — a sign, they hope…

JULY 25, 2018

Jessica Morse on Yosemite Valley Closure Due to Ferguson Fire

The Pine Tree

Roseville, CA…U.S. House candidate Jessica Morse today released the following statement regarding the spread of the Ferguson Fire, which continues to impact communities across the 4th Congressional District: “Having hiked and camped in Yosemite since my youth, my heart is with the people displaced and threatened by this dangerous fire…

JULY 25, 2018

EMILY’s List endorses Morse

Sacramento Bee

From Washington, D.C., Emily Cadei emails...

California’s 4th congressional district remains fairly low…

JULY 16, 2018

Democratic challenger raises more than three times as much as Tom McClintock

Sacramento Bee

WASHINGTON Democratic challenger Jessica Morse…

JUNE 22, 2018

Top Republican Strategist Comes Out in Support of Jessica Morse

Calaveras Enterprise

In a preview of the upcoming fireworks across the country…

JUNE 7, 2018

Democrat Jessica Morse to face Republican Tom McClintock in general election race for California’s 4th congressional district

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Democratic candidate Jessica Morse made it past the primary…

JUNE 6, 2018

Morse to face McClintock in general elections

Sierra Sun

The battle against Republican Tom McClintock will not be easy for Jessica Morse, the Democratic candidate who squeezed past Tuesday's primary election with 20 percent of the vote.

JUNE 6, 2018

I’m for her. Here’s your first look at the November race in Congressional District 4.

Sierra Star

At last we have a champion with a chance.

Tom McClintock is convinced he’s got it made.

But he’s never met an office changer quite like her.

JUNE 6, 2018

GOP Rep. Tom McClintock and Democrat Jessica Morse advance in race for Sierra Nevada district.

Los Angeles Times

GOP Rep. Tom McClintock and Democrat Jessica Morse advanced to the general election after a tight California primary race that left Democrats brimming with hope.

JUNE 6, 2018

Jessica Morse Advances to Challenge Tom McClintock in California's 4th District

CBS Sacramento’s report on the CA Primary Results.