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Election 2020

The 2020 presidential campaign is well underway. And this election, California will play an outsized role — bolstered by our early primary date, Kamala Harris’ high-profile candidacy and a slate of important issues that Californians care about including immigration and the environment. CapRadio will cover the latest developments, from the primary election on March 3, all the way through the general election on November 3.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Four Undecided California Democrats Explain What They Want In A Presidential Candidate

June 4, 2019 | Ben Adler

At this past weekend’s California Democratic Party convention CapRadio’s Ben Adler sat down with four undecided voters and asked them about who they like, who they don’t, and what they’re looking for in a nominee.

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Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Converge On California This Weekend — And Not (Just) To Raise Money

May 30, 2019 | Ben Adler

The Golden State has long set the policy agenda for other blue states. Now, as the California Democratic Party Convention opens Friday in San Francisco, it’s helping to shape the 2020 presidential race too.

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Insight With Beth Ruyak

PolitiFact: President Trump’s ‘Coup’ Claim Falls Flat

May 1, 2019

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols introduces Rep. Eric Swalwell as a new face in the 2020 presidential campaign, plus editor Angie Holan debunks President Trump’s claim that the Mueller investigation amounts to a "coup."

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Beto O’Rourke Makes Democratic Presidential Campaign Swing Through California

April 29, 2019 | Ben Adler

Former Texas Congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke visited California today, touring Yosemite National Park and a community college in Modesto during his campaign swing through the Golden State.

Chris Carlson / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Joe Biden (Finally) Jumps Into 2020 Contest

April 29, 2019

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a rough start to former Vice President Joe Biden’s bid for the 2020 Democratic primary.