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"Cal-Exit" Ballot Initiative Dies After Backer Found To Have Russian Connections

Say goodbye to "Cal-Exit."  The California secession effort will no longer try to qualify a ballot initiative, it's author said yesterday (Monday).  That's after media outlets turned up his connection to the Russian government.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Ben Bradford is a city kid, who came to Charlotte from San Francisco by way of New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Prior to his career in journalism, Ben spent time as an actor, stuntman, viral marketer, and press secretary for a Member of Congress. He graduated from UCLA in 2005 with a degree in theater and from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. As a reporter, his work has been featured on NPR, WNYC, the BBC, and Public Radio International.
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