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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.
Joe Biden to L.A. donors: ‘It is a marathon and we have a long way to go’

Former Vice President Joe Biden makes his first visit to Los Angeles since joining the 2020 Democratic presidential race.

Win back Trump voters or rally the base? Democrats wrestle with 2020 strategy in Michigan

Kamala Harris, in her first public campaign stop after her high-profile Senate questioning of Atty. Gen. William Barr, visits Michigan. The state stunned Democrats when it voted for Trump in 2016 and is the symbol of the party's angst about the best way to move forward in 2020.

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