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California King

On the front page of today’s New York Times, Adam Nagourney reports on the decline of the California Republican party. But there is one “bright spot,” he says. “Republicans seem poised to lose fewer seats than once feared in the state’s congressional delegation.” Over on the home page, Representative Kevin McCarthy, the majority whip, discusses the GOP’s Golden State challenge.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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