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California's presidential primary wasn't always anticlimactic
California's presidential primary wasn't always anticlimactic

California's presidential primary has historically generated little excitement. But there have been a few exceptions: Clinton vs. Obama Year: 2008 Scenario: California moved its primary up to February from June, when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were still slugging it out for the Democratic nomination. The mood: "To California political activists who have labored for years under the mantra that the state doesn't matter in the presidential primaries, 2008 has been the campaign that brought back wonderment," The Times wrote at the time. "For years the primary was in June, a placement so late that not since the Nixon administration had results from...

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