Maeve Reston is a former Los Angeles Times political reporter who covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Before joining The Times in 2006, Reston covered education and the Texas Legislature at the Austin American Statesman, as well as Congress and the 2004 presidential campaign for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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