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Patt Morrison asks: Ronald Reagan political guru Stuart Spencer

Patt Morrison asks: Ronald Reagan political guru Stuart Spencer

He is the grand sachem of Republican campaigns in California -- the man who pioneered modern campaign management, steering Ronald Reagan to the governor’s chair in Sacramento and advising him well into the White House. Part of Stuart Spencer’s job was to see problems coming far out ahead, and to stop them from happening. He was on the job in 1997 when he endorsed a Latino candidate in an open letter that warned his fellow Republicans that the party could commit “political suicide” if it didn’t mend fences with the emerging Latino voter demographic. Nearly 20 years later, the fences are in even worse disrepair. Ahead of the California primary and after an...

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