February 21, 2012
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) has decided to endorse Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) in his bruising intraparty fight with Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) for a newly drawn San Fernando Valley congressional district seat. In a letter to Berman dated Monday, Boxer said she was abandoning her position of neutrality because of a mailer the Sherman campaign sent out which Boxer said "outrageously tries to connect you to the San Bruno tragedy. " The Sherman campaign sent the mailer to call attention to an independent expenditure by a PG&E, which has contributed $10,000 to support Berman. PG&E is operating as a "super PAC" -- a corporate campaign organization that can spend unlimited amounts for or against candidates so long as they do not coordinate with the candidate they are supporting. At least one other super PAC has contributed to elect Berman.
September 24, 2012
Rep. Brad Sherman had a 13-point lead over fellow Democratic Rep. Howard Berman, according to a poll taken for KABC Channel 7. Conducted by SurveyUSA, the poll is the first independent sampling of voters released since the June primary, in which Sherman finished 10 percentage points ahead of Berman for the San Fernando Valley congressional district seat. According to the poll, Sherman led Berman 45%-32% among likely voters. But 23% of respondents said they had not yet made up their minds.
November 7, 2012
Rep. Howard Berman conceded to fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman after a bitter fight with his younger House colleague over a San Fernando Valley seat. The race grew so contentious that at one point the two got physical at a Pierce College candidates forum. Berman stepped close to Sherman as the congressmen argued hotly, and Sherman thrust his arm around Berman, shouting, “You want to get into this?” In his concession statement, Berman said, "I congratulate Brad .... I will do whatever I can to ensure a cooperative and orderly transition.
August 13, 2012
After decades of cruising effortlessly to reelection, dignified, statesmanlike and unruffled, Rep. Howard Berman has come out swinging against fellow San Fernando Valley Democrat and congressional colleague Brad Sherman in the fight over which man gets to stay in Congress. First came a website knocking Sherman's record: Just three bills passed in 15 years, two of them to rename post offices, it declared. Then Berman rounded up a seasoned Washington hand to pile on, telling reporters last week that Sherman had indulged in "fantasies" about his role in reforming the nation's troubled financial institutions (nonsense, said Sherman's campaign; his role was well documented)
July 16, 2012
The weekend brought good news and bad for Rep. Howard Berman, who is gripped in a tough race against fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Shermanfor a San Fernando Valley congressional seat. The latest campaign finance reports showed Berman has outpaced Sherman in fundraising since the 2012 election cycle began. Berman added some $500,000 to his coffers during the latest reporting period, bringing the total raised to almost $3.5 million. Sherman has reported collecting more than $2.7 million altogether.
October 17, 2012
Is anybody surprised? The Howard Berman campaign has a new TV ad featuring last week's heated confrontation with rival Brad Sherman, capturing the moment at which Sherman pulled his smaller, older opponent close and shouted, "You want to get into this?" The two Democratic congressmen, battling for a San Fernando Valley congressional district seat, had been arguing at a Pierce College candidates forum during an increasingly bitter campaign. The Berman ad, riffing on the campaign's previous allegations that Sherman is "ineffective, mean and too angry," shows the congressman's face convulsed with anger while a man's voice announces, "Brad Sherman is just not fit to represent us. " Continue reading > > -- Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
June 6, 2012
Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman handily outdistanced their five little-known, underfinanced challengers in Tuesday's primary, ensuring that the high-spending, nationally watched showdown between two liberal Democratic congressmen will continue through the November general election. With more than half the precincts reporting, Sherman, of Sherman Oaks, and Berman, of Valley Village, finished first and second, respectively, giving them both a place on the fall ballot under the state's new "top two" primary system as they battle to represent the San Fernando Valley's 30th Congressional District.
January 3, 2004
Hooray for Brad Sherman! At last, someone in government is waking up to the fact that big gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles are not doing the environment -- or any of us -- any good (Dec. 27 Leader). It does indeed seem ridiculous that buyers of the H1 Hummer (9 mpg, city) can receive $100,000 in tax deductions while buyers of gasoline-efficient hybrids (50 mpg city) get a measly $2,000 deduction. Mr. Sherman's new legislation should help tilt the scales toward reason again.
August 9, 2006
UNITED STATES Congressman Adam B. Schiff (D-29th District) www.house.gov/schiff 35 S. Raymond Ave., Suite 205 Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 304-2727 Congressman Brad Sherman (D-27th District) www.house.gov/sherman 5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 420 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 501-9200 Senator Dianne Feinstein feinstein.senate.gov 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915 Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310)
August 8, 2001
Karen S. Kim AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Local elected officials have commended a decision to modify federal legislation that could have prevented Burbank officials from taking any action to limit growth at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. U.S. Reps. Howard Berman (D-Mission Hills), Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Brad Sherman (D-Woodland Hills) and Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) announced their support for a decision to exempt Burbank airport from the bill, HR 2107.