Mark Z. Barabak is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on politics in California and the West. A reporter for nearly 45 years, Barabak has covered campaigns and elections in 49 of the 50 states, including 11 presidential campaigns and scores of mayoral, gubernatorial, congressional and U.S. Senate contests. He also reported from the White House and Capitol Hill during the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations.
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