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  • Berman blasts Sherman for taking over $425,000 in interest on loans to campaigns

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 1, 2012 | 3:41 pm

    The reelection campaign for Rep. Howard Berman (D) is launching a multi-media attack on Rep. Brad Sherman (D) highlighting Sherman’s having collected at least $425,000 in interest – and perhaps as much as $461,000 – on personal loans made to his various campaign committees over the...

  • Valley business group hosts Sherman-Berman debate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 25, 2012 | 12:02 pm

    At a debate on Tuesday morning, Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman each put forward – yet again – the reasons why each feels they should be sent back to Washington, D.C., for another term in office.

    The debate, sponsored by the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA),...

  • It’s Groundhog Day as Democrats like (but don’t endorse) Berman; Sherman talks up $$$ advantage

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 16, 2012 | 5:08 pm

    Is it just me, or does the Berman v. Sherman news from this weekend feel very familiar?

    Take news item number one, the somewhat confusing – and effectively meaningless – gesture of support the more senior Rep. Howard Berman received from the California Democratic Party this...

  • Berman vs. Sherman: Evaluating their congressional records

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 27, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    Much of the debate in the San Fernando Valley contest between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman has revolved around their congressional records, but I’m having trouble deciphering them. And if it’s hard for me, after spending years writing about legislation, pity the...

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  • With Berman, Sherman, and other Dems facing off, Republicans may hold the key

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 13, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    This November, Allan Hoffman is going to have a difficult choice to make on Election Day.

    A registered Republican since Ronald Reagan first ran for president, Hoffman, who lives in Woodland Hills, voted for Mark Reed in the 30th Congressional District primary on June 5. Reed, one of...

  • In primary battle, Sherman edges Berman by 10 points, setting up a Nov. rematch [UPDATED]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 6, 2012 | 8:27 am

    In what was likely the most closely watched contest of California’s June 5 primary elections, Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) finished first in the new 30th Congressional District with 42.4 percent of the vote. Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) won 32.4 percent of the vote, an...

  • California primary sees fiercest contests in a decade [UPDATED]

    June 6, 2012 | 8:14 am

    California voters turned out in low numbers on Tuesday for a primary that could pave the way for a shakeup of the state’s congressional delegation following election rule changes and an overhaul of the state’s political district boundaries.

    While new maps and new rules may have...

  • In new TV ad, Sherman tries to differentiate himself from Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 14, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) has a new ad that’s airing on cable TV (see the video here) in the Valley that attempts to draw a sharper distinction between himself and Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) in the race to represent the newly redrawn 30th congressional district in...

  • Following Sherman’s lead, Berman will release his tax return

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 20, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Responding to a challenge issued by Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks), who released his federal tax return a few days ago, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) will also release his federal tax return.

    “Howard will accept Sherman’s challenge to release his taxes,” Brandon Hall,...

  • Sherman releases new poll showing 2-to-1 lead over Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 3, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    A new poll released by Rep. Brad Sherman’s (D - Sherman Oaks) campaign shows him far ahead of his fellow Democrat and rival in the 30th district, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys). The poll also suggests that Berman and Sherman will advance from the June 5 primary to face off again...

  • Berman v. Sherman, Reed v. Shelley [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 3, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys), Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks), Mark Reed and Susan Shelley have met on various stages around the San Fernando Valley for debates in recent months, and are set to meet a few more times in the nine weeks before the primary on June 5th. The four...

  • Hollywood allegiance clear in the Berman/Sherman race

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 25, 2012 | 7:38 pm

    My colleague Jonah Lowenfeld was quick to the draw that is the heated congressional race between Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman, both veteran Jewish Democrats that are staunchly pro-Israel, but because of California redistricting, are now competing for the same seat in the...

  • Democratic party vote sends Berman v. Sherman contest to convention

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 22, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    In his race for reelection in the new 30th congressional district, Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) won a victory of a sort on January 22. In a preliminary meeting known as a pre-endorsement conference, more than half of the Democratic party activists from the new 30th...

  • At town hall in 30th congressional district, two insiders and two outsiders trade barbs

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 5, 2012 | 4:30 pm

    The four candidates vying to represent California’s newly redrawn 30th congressional district in the West San Fernando Valley met on stage for the first time in a heated town hall on January 5.

    Two long-serving incumbent Jewish Democratic congressmen who have represented adjacent...

  • Report: 30th district leaning toward Sherman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 4, 2012 | 7:35 am

    In the race for California’s 30th district, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) is running ahead of fellow Jewish Democratic incumbent Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys), an independent political newsletter has reported.

    “Look, Sherman has released a poll showing him far ahead,”...

  • Big money, a game of chicken, and Wikipedia smears: a month in the Berman v. Sherman race

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 12, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    In the time since this blog first launched, media outlets have continued beating the bushes for news on the developing race between Rep. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks). As a result of this year’s citizen-led redistricting process, the...

  • Introducing the Berman v. Sherman blog

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 6:49 pm

    Is the race between Jewish incumbent democratic congressmen Howard Berman and Brad Sherman splitting the Jewish community in two?

    That was the question posed to me by a correspondent from CNN earlier this week. And while the short answer is no (or at least not yet), a longer answer...

  • The Berman v. Sherman race—so far

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    For those who want to catch up on the Jewish Journal’s coverage of the race between Reps. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) in California’s newly drawn 30th congressional district, here’s a roundup of the articles and entries we’ve...

  • Letters to the Editor: Berman v. Sherman, college, Glenn Beck

    September 7, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    Media Missing the Message?

    Rob Eshman’s article touched on a very disturbing phenomena; the fact that ignorance prevails in the Muslim world as it does in our own (“Face to Face,” Sept. 2). In the Muslim world, this is due to the ruling régimes, the religious leaders and the...