A roar is growing louder across California and it's not the sound of hammers driving rail spikes or a bullet train rolling down the line. That roar is an increasing chorus of voices saying "No" to the state's high speed rail plan.
You can add Clint Olivier's name to the list of Republicans who considered, but now have decided against challenging Democrat Jim Costa in the new 16th Congressional District. The first term Fresno City Councilman has announced he's no longer thinking about making a run for Congress. Back in November, he formed an exploratory committee, hired a campaign consultant, and began lining up donors, but now Olivier says he's closing down the committee and will return unused funds to donors. Olivier was recently elected City Council President. Olivier is not doing media interviews regarding his withdrawal from the Congressional race, but he did make a statement in a news release.