Los Angeles Times

Mark Z. Barabak

Writer

Mark Z. Barabak covers state and national politics for the Los Angeles Times, based in San Francisco. A reporter for more than 35 years, Barabak has covered campaigns and elections in 49 of the 50 states, including all or part of 10 presidential campaigns and dozens of mayoral, gubernatorial and U.S. Senate contests. He also reported from the White House and Capitol Hill during the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations.

Recent Articles

  • Donald Trump sees political gain in Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs

    Donald Trump sees political gain in Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders makes it clear he's not supporting the DNC chairwoman May 21, 2016, 11:42 p.m. Ahead of California's June 7 primary, former President Bill Clinton is in Southern California to stump for Hillary Clinton . Bernie Sanders endorses the challenger of DNC chairwoman Debbie...

  • Stop Trump? Here's why a third-party effort will probably fizzle

    Highest-ranking GOP congresswoman says she's backing Donald Trump May 19, 2016, 3:46 p.m. Bernie Sanders fights for recognition in the Democratic Party race. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she backs Donald Trump, though "not exactly" with enthusiasm Trump's anti-trade views create problems for businesses...

  • Stop Trump? Here's why a third-party effort will probably fizzle

    Stop Trump? Here's why a third-party effort will probably fizzle

    Faced with the prospect of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, dispirited Republicans have been working their way through the various stages of grief. But for those who can’t quite make it from denial and anger to acceptance, there is an alternative: Third party! After failing to beat the...

  • Hillary Clinton keeps losing. So how come she's winning?

    Hillary Clinton keeps losing. So how come she's winning?

    Bernie Sanders is on a roll. He's won three of the last four Democratic primaries and barely lost Tuesday in Kentucky. Yet Hillary Clinton is likely to continue her seemingly unstoppable march to the party's presidential nomination. How can that be? It's not a conspiracy, as some angry Sanders...

  • Hillary Clinton keeps losing. So how come she's winning?

    Live primary updates: Clinton appears to be narrow victor in Kentucky, Sanders wins Oregon May 17, 2016, 9:39 p.m. Voters in Kentucky and Oregon head to the polls Tuesday, which could further divide the Democratic delegates between frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Despite a very...

  • Hello, Columbus! Kasich plans to stick around, rules out third-party run

    Looking at a hypothetical post-Trump Republican Party May 16, 2016, 2:11 p.m. Republicans continue to split over Donald Trump before the July convention as Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders hone in on their remaining primaries and delegates. What would a post- Donald Trump Republican...

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