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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.
Once the site of Bernie Sanders’ last stand, California now is pivotal to his 2020 prospects

In 2016, California was the last stand for Bernie Sanders' insurgent presidential bid. Now, California is an early primary state and Sanders is a front-runner. By holding three major rallies in California this weekend, Sanders is signaling he intends to compete hard in the Golden State.

Bernie Sanders decries anti-Muslim violence in mosque visit and downtown L.A. rally

Bernie Sanders continued his California tour on Saturday, visiting an Islamic center and holding a downtown rally.

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