Mark Z. Barabak Staff Writer
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Mark Z. Barabak covers state and national politics for the Los Angeles Times, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A reporter for more than 40 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.

97 Articles
5 days ago
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Column: California Republican tasked with assessing GOP flaws needn't look far. She's part of the...

San Francisco attorney Harmeet Dhillon has promoted Trumpism and conspiracy theories that helped undermine the party ...

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22 days ago
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Column: The essence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi comes through in her not-farewell address

Clear-eyed and unsentimental, with a nod to women's political empowerment, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi show...

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24 days ago
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Column: Trump announces presidential bid with more lies and bombast. As always, he puts himself f...

Amid signs Trump is losing his grip on the Republican Party, a familiar appeal to grievance. Will his GOP rivals be a...

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about 1 month ago
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Column: Is Arizona paving 'the road to authoritarianism' with its slate of GOP election deniers?

In Arizona, the bedrock issue of free and fair elections is on the ballot as Trump acolytes vie to seize the state's ...

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about 1 month ago
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Column: Paul Pelosi is a victim of poisoned politics. Those inciting violence must be held to acc...

The hammer attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband at their San Francisco home grows out of a culture that rew...

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3 months ago
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Column: In Arizona, fears yet another flawed candidate may cost Republicans control of the Senate

Blake Masters, with his provocative statements and problematic positions, throws a lifeline to Democrat Mark Kelly.

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4 months ago
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Column: Indicted by feds, former California congressman cynically plays the anti-government card

Democrat T.J. Cox claims he's a target of persecution, a laughable and irresponsible assertion

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4 months ago
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Column: The Jan. 6 hearings aren't playing the way Democrats hope in one California swing district

In this Central Valley congressional battleground, Democrats praise the Jan. 6 investigation while Republicans tune o...

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5 months ago
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Column: How bad could November be for Democrats? Watch this Senate race and see

This Democratic senator should be coasting to reelection. But the prospect of a big red wave gives Republicans hope.

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5 months ago
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Column: Why you shouldn't underestimate Kamala Harris in all the speculation about a post-Biden 2024

Kamala Harris' strength among Black voters and opportunities as vice president can't be underestimated in speculation...

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5 months ago
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Column: On abortion, New Mexico Republican shows GOP's strategy to neutralize issue — paint Democ...

The goal for gubernatorial hopeful Mark Ronchetti and others is to keep the focus on inflation, other issues.

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9 months ago
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Column: Dealing with extremists, some Republican leaders find sorry is the hardest word

Republicans prefer to look the other way rather than confront antisemites and conspiracy-mongers in their ranks. Ariz...

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