Melanie Mason Staff Writer
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Melanie Mason is a political reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering the 2020 presidential campaign.

62 Articles
14 days ago
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Both parties had high hopes for California in the midterms. Neither saw their dreams fully come true

Democrats saw California as a rare opportunity for offense in the 2022 congressional midterms. Republicans hoped to c...

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22 days ago
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Democrats keep control of U.S. Senate with Cortez Masto's victory in Nevada

Democrats will keep razor-thin control of the Senate after incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto defeats Republican Adam L...

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27 days ago
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Here's what to watch as results for the midterm elections roll in

Control of Congress is at stake in the midterm elections, as well as key gubernatorial and statewide races.

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29 days ago
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Midterms test political law of gravity against volatility of the moment

As the midterm election season comes to a close, Republicans project optimism as Democrats are hurt by voter dissatis...

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about 1 month ago
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Will Orange County return to its conservative roots and sidetrack Rep. Katie Porter’s rise?

Democratic Rep. Katie Porter has money and fame, but Republican Scott Baugh is betting on Orange County’s traditional...

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about 2 months ago
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Democrats used to avoid talking about abortion with Latino voters. Then Roe was overturned

Assumptions about Latinos and abortion were upended by the Roe overturn, which may aid Democrats anxious over their s...

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2 months ago
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Jan. 6 still has the power to shock. But will it drive voters' decisions?

Threats to democracy have not been a major theme in campaign advertising. In a battleground California district, vote...

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4 months ago
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California voters don't want Biden or Trump to run in 2024, poll shows

Among the state's Democrats, Gov. Gavin Newsom has the edge over Vice President Kamala Harris to be President Biden's...

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4 months ago
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How abortion rights were won in conservative Kansas

Voters reject a measure that would have let GOP lawmakers restrict or outlaw abortion. Can abortion rights activists ...

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4 months ago
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Election deniers win in Arizona, voters keep abortion access in Kansas, and other primary takeaways

In first post-Roe election test, voters keep abortion protections in Kansas. Former President Trump's allies, includi...

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4 months ago
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Trump's pick for Arizona governor renounced her media past. The conversion made Kari Lake a front...

Kari Lake was a television news anchor in Phoenix for decades. Now, the Arizona gubernatorial candidate bashes the me...

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5 months ago
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Progressives betting millions that this unorthodox strategy can help keep Arizona blue

Progressive groups see a secretary of state race, featuring Trump's election lies, as a way to energize voters of col...

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