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Cathleen Decker

Cathleen Decker is a former politic analyst for the Los Angeles Times who wrote about the Trump administration and the themes, demographics and personalities central to national and state contests. In 2016 she covered her 10th presidential campaign; she has also covered seven races for governor and a host of U.S. Senate and local elections. She directed The Times’ 2012 presidential campaign coverage. Decker left The Times in 2018.
Meeting with California 'sanctuary' foes, Trump calls for probe of Oakland mayor, blasts criminal immigrants as 'animals'

Trump meets with some conservative California mayors and officials who oppose the state's sanctuary law.

West Virginia voters side with a safer Republican candidate in hotly contested U.S. Senate race

West Virginia voters spurned Don Blankenship, a felon who aired racially insensitive television ads, and voted instead for the state's attorney general as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. The West Virginia election is the most watched of four state primaries today.

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