California's Voice in the 2008 Presidential Campaigns?

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The Governor and the Legislature are likely to move California's presidential primary up to February 5 of next year. The idea is to force Republican and Democratic candidates to actually campaign here, rather than just raising money. Just talking about it brought Rudy Giuliani in for a four-day tour.  John McCain and Barack Obama will be here next week.  Still, there's debate about whether an extra election is really a good idea. Would it mean real clout for the biggest state in the Union? Would it really work?  What does it have to do with term limits?  We hear a journalist following the story and advocates on both sides.

Credits

Guests:
Bob Salladay - Capitol Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Carmen Balber - Consumer advocate with the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, Rick Jacobs - Courage Campaign - @rickjacobs

Host:
Warren Olney