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Essential Politics: New Hampshire primary is initial in a nation

Good morning from a state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers with this morning’s Essential Politics.

By a time we review this, a New Hampshire primary will already be story in a little towns of Dixville Notch, Hart’s Location and Millsfield. All 3 hamlets weighed in with their presidential preferences in ballots expel during midnight.

Those votes were a really initial of a Granite State’s “first in a nation” results, a moniker condensed in this amicable media epoch to a hashtag #FITN. Of course, that’s a initial primary, given Iowa’s congress kick them to a electoral punch.

Tradition aside, New Hampshire’s domestic realities are shifting. Cathleen Decker writes that those changes might explain what’s fueled Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ clever effort and could assistance well-spoken out a new hilly highway for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

As for Donald Trump, Michael Finnegan reports a luminary businessman is finding that politics is a worse charge than his years of building a personal brand.

Decker and Christina Bellantoni discussed a primary in an Essential Politics podcast.

Stay tuned for live formula from New Hampshire and full coverage of tonight’s earnings on Trail Guide.


Meantime, a closely watched caucuses in Nevada are usually 11 days divided for Democrats (Republicans will assemble to expel their votes 3 days later), and a high-profile organisation of California Democrats blitzed a Silver State over a weekend, led by state Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).

Patrick McGreevy reports that a Democrats were in both Reno and Las Vegas over a weekend, creation it behind to Sacramento in time for Monday’s Senate building session.

By a way, don’t forget that we can always get a discerning repair of a latest California domestic news on a Essential Politics news feed.


President Barack Obama heads to San Jose tomorrow for fundraising events, and afterwards to Los Angeles on Thursday for some-more of a same. He’ll be in a Golden State utterly a bit over a subsequent few days, heading adult to subsequent week’s entertainment of leaders from Southeast Asia in Rancho Mirage.


Take one claimant off of your watch list in this year’s competition to reinstate Sen. Barbara Boxer subsequent year: Assemblyman Rocky Chavez (R-Oceanside), who astounded everybody late Monday afternoon by stepping aside during a live radio discuss in San Diego.

As Phil Willon reports, Chavez had struggled for months to lift poignant money for his campaign and will instead run for reelection to a Assembly. His depart leaves dual former state GOP chairs — Duf Sundheim and Tom Del Beccaro — as a many distinguished possibilities in a competition featuring Democratic heavyweights Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana).


Willon also held adult recently with Antonio Villaraigosa, a former Los Angeles mayor and Assembly orator who’s mulling a run for governor. In box you’re counting, there are usually 847 days until California’s subsequent gubernatorial primary. Okay, so it’s not usually around a corner. And to hear him tell it, poverty could be one of a 2018 race’s biggest issues.


— California’s presidential primary list is moulding adult to have 43 names on it, combined, from a famous domestic parties. And many of those names were comparison by Secretary of State Alex Padilla as “generally recognizable” hopefuls.

— Keep an eye on a campuses of a Cal State University complement this spring, after Monday’s proclamation of a strike in Apr if no compensate lift is granted. Political watchers will note a strike, that would start on Apr 13, comes usually about a month before Gov. Jerry Brown revises his state bill plans.

— Remember when? See video of Clinton on sexism on a eve of a 2008 New Hampshire primary.


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