I’m Christina Bellantoni, and this is Essential Politics.
It was a whirlwind day in politics, from the rapidly evolving presidential race to major policy shifts at the state level.
In a chat Wednesday with the Los Angeles Times, Hillary Clinton outlined her views on the presidency and running as a woman. California also became the second state in the nation to forbid anyone under 21 from smoking cigarettes.
But first, a lightning round on the Republican race that was suddenly over.
Cathleen Decker chalks it up to