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Ready, set, traffic: Fundraising politicians to swarm California
Ready, set, traffic: Fundraising politicians to swarm California

As next month’s midterm elections near, politicians from both sides of the aisle are swarming California to boost their parties’ fortunes in contests that could decide the balance of power in Washington -- and to forge relationships in advance of the 2016 presidential race. By virtue of its deep-blue Democratic tilt, California hasn't been terribly competitive in presidential contests since 1988. But politicians have long been drawn by the state’s deep trove of wealthy donors, both Republican and Democratic. This week will prove that little has changed in the nearly half a century since legendary California lawmaker Jesse M. Unruh declared that...

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