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Howard Berman lands D.C. lobbying job [UPDATED]

By Jonah Lowenfeld

March 14, 2013 | 9:24 am

Howard Berman, at his campaign office on Election Night in November 2012. Photo by Jonah Lowenfeld.

Former Congressman Howard Berman, who was defeated by fellow Democratic representative Brad Sherman (D – Sherman Oaks) in a heated and closely watched election last year, has scored a new... read on

  • With little fanfare, Berman leaves Congress

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 4, 2013 | 2:55 pm

    After 30 years in office, Rep. Howard Berman’s (D – Calif.) last day in Congress was Jan. 2. Unlike some other veteran lawmakers who left office this year – including Rep. Gary Ackerman (D – N.Y.), who penned a retrospective op-ed in The New York Times on his last day, and former... read on

  • The $16.3 million race: a closer look at the Berman-Sherman numbers

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 12, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    As the L.A. Times reported, the total spending by Brad Sherman and Howard Berman in their race to represent the new 30th congressional district in the San Fernando Valley broke the record for spending by candidates on a congressional race in California.

    Combined, the two... read on

  • Brad Sherman makes Forward 50

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 12, 2012 | 11:22 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman has been named to the Forward 50, the newspaper’s annual list of “American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.”

    By that measure – impact on the news – there’s no question that Sherman deserves to make the list, though I’d... read on

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  • With a week to go, some thoughts on the (final?) Berman v. Sherman debate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 29, 2012 | 10:15 pm

    On Monday, the same day Howard Berman’s campaign accused fellow Democrat-turned opponent Brad Sherman of dodging debate invitations (L.A. Times) and BuzzFeed ran a piece about an anti-Berman mailer, the two Congressmen mixed it up in what may turn out to be their last debate on... read on

  • Sherman-Berman fracas

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 17, 2012 | 2:57 pm

    As far as policy matters go, Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman agree far more often than they differ. Over the course of their yearlong heated contest for re-election in the newly drawn district in the West San Fernando Valley, the few points of disagreement between... read on

  • Throwing arm around Berman, Sherman gets physical in debate [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 11, 2012 | 10:08 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman didn’t throw any punches at Rep. Howard Berman during their debate Thursday at Pierce College, but at one point, he certainly looked angry enough to.

    In an exceptionally heated moment near the end of a debate, Sherman placed his right arm around Berman’s... read on

  • The Berman-Sherman switcheroo

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 2, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    Note (10/3/12, 11:41 pm): This post has been updated to reflect the more accurate mathematical calculations described in a subsequent post

    The race in the 30th district has come a long way since Rep. Howard Berman was touting his effectiveness and Rep. Brad Sherman was... read on

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