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Melanie Mason

Melanie Mason is a political reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering the 2020 presidential campaign. She first began working for the Times in 2011 in Washington, D.C., where she covered money and politics during the 2012 presidential campaign. She then covered state government and politics in The Times’ Sacramento bureau, where she covered the 2018 governor’s race and did award-winning coverage of sexual harassment in California politics. She is originally from Los Angeles and is a graduate of Georgetown University and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Kamala Harris makes it official: She’s running for president

Sen. Kamala Harris of California has announced she will enter the 2020 presidential race, the first woman of color to be a top-tier candidate.

Ex-assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas likely made unwanted sexual advances on Capitol employee, investigation finds

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas was the subject of two sexual harassment complaints at the time he suddenly stepped down from the Assembly in 2017 citing health issues.

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