Jack Pitney

Claremont McKenna College

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Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, author of American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship, and co-author of Epic Journey, on the 2008 presidential election; former Republican strategist

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The Golden State gave the country Earl Warren, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Over the last 100 years, most of the governors here, like Warren and Reagan, have been Republicans.

California featured Republican heavy hitters for decades. So why did it turn blue?

The Golden State gave the country Earl Warren, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Over the last 100 years, most of the governors here, like Warren and Reagan, have been Republicans.

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Today, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper announced his bid to run for Senate.

The populist reshaping of the Republican party

Today, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper announced his bid to run for Senate.

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On Wednesday, President Trump posted a video ad on Twitter featuring a Mexican immigrant named Luis Bracamontes, who killed two police officers in 2014.

Will there be backfire to Trump’s ad linking a Mexican immigrant to Democrats?

On Wednesday, President Trump posted a video ad on Twitter featuring a Mexican immigrant named Luis Bracamontes, who killed two police officers in 2014.

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