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George Skelton

Political columnist George Skelton has covered government and politics for more than 50 years and for The Times since 1974. He has been a Times political writer and editor in Los Angeles, Sacramento bureau chief and White House correspondent. He has written a column on California politics, “Capitol Journal,” since 1993. Skelton is a Santa Barbara native, grew up in Ojai and received a journalism degree at San Jose State.
  • Capitol Journal
It’s time for the California Republican Party to stop living in denial: Trump cost them big

It was the Republican candidates’ kowtowing to the very unpopular president and his congressional agenda that cost them the support of local voters.

  • Capitol Journal
With all Gov. Gavin Newsom has going for him, there’s little excuse for failure

It was an excellent first week for the governor.

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