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California Congressman Eric Swalwell qualified this week for the Democratic presidential primary debates.

Cap Radio’s PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols has this profile of the under-the-radar candidate for president.

The 38-year-old Swalwell isn’t the biggest name in the 2020 race. He’s not even the best known Californian running. That title belongs to Senator Kamala Harris.

But this millennial father of two young children has taken one of the strongest stances on gun control among the 20 Democrats in the field.

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Early in her run for president, California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris has presented herself as a 'progressive prosecutor'... someone who pushed for criminal reforms from inside the system.  Capital Public Radio PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined Harris' career... and whether the image she's crafted matches with reality.

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., kicked off her campaign for president with a speech that, in part, pushed back against critics who believe she failed to challenge shortcomings of the criminal justice system during her career as an elected prosecutor.

We'll give you one guess whom this next measure in the California Legislature is targeting:  the Assembly has approved a bill that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the state's primary ballot.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on a debate yesterday (Thursday) that was hardly presidential.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is holding steadfast to his vow not to turn information from California's voter rolls over to President Trump's commission looking into voter fraud.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Longtime conservative Republican Congressman Darrell Issa - who represents a district that covers parts of San Diego and Orange counties - is facing an unusually tough re-election fight with an upstart Democratic opponent.  Steve Walsh, a correspondent with KVCR's Southern California colleague station KPBS in San Diego filed this story for The California Report.

According to a new statewide poll, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a very close race for California's Democratic presidential primary .  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

A new Public Policy Institute of California poll shows Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a tight race for the Democratic presidential primary. Forty-six percent of likely Democratic primary voters support Clinton compared to 44 percent for Sanders.

We had 3 rallies for 3 Presidential candidates in the Inland Empire yesterday (Tuesday).  Hillary Clinton headlined a rally at UC Riverside yesterday afternoon.Bernie Sanders held rallies in both Riverside and San Bernardino yesterday.  And there was a Donald Trump rally in Mentone, a small community north of Redlands, where there was a crowd of supporters, but no candidate.  Trump was scheduled to appear a rally in Anaheim today.  Clinton was also scheduled to be in Orange County today, at an event in the community of Buena Park.  And Bernie Sanders was scheduled to start his campaign day

The Inland Empire will be the backdrop for both Democratic presidential competitors Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders today, as both candidates will host campaign rallies in our region this afternoon.  Senator  Sanders will rally supporters at an early afternoon event at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium, and then a later afternoon rally in San Bernardino at the National Orange Show Events Center (for Sanders event information,

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be hosting many more political rallies and other events before California's June 7 primary.  Both Democratic Presidential contenders consider California key to finally closing the book on their primary races before this summer's national convention in Philadelphia.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford explains.

Southern Californians who want to see a presidential candidate in person will have plenty of opportunity to do so over the next couple of weeks.  Democrat Hillary Clinton will deliver a speech at UC Riverside tomorrow; also tomorrow, fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders will hold rallies in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Anaheim.  Republican Donald Trump will hold a rally in Anaheim on Wednesday.  This past weekend, Former President Bill Clinton -- stumping for his wife -- and Sanders held rallies.

Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, who is backing Donald Trump's campaign, recently claimed on NPR that a foreign language is spoken in half the homes in California. Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols found there's some truth to that claim, but says Buchanan takes things far out of context. 

Donald Trump has removed a prominent white nationalist from his slate of delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Even though his candidacy will be the focus of the event, Vermont U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will not be able to attend Coachella Festival-adjacent block party to support the Senator's candidacy. 

The event nicknamed "Berniechella," will go on without him, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are facing off in today's closely-watched presidential primary in New York.  But Clinton and Sanders are also keeping an eye on California, having each campaigned in the Golden State in recent weeks.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols examined how the two have fared with the truth, as part of our series on Presidential candidates' PolitiFact 'Report Cards.'

California election officials say they need more money - quickly - to handle an unexpected surge in voter turnout in the state's June 7 primary... as well as the glut of potential November ballot measures.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

PolitiFact Check: Ted Cruz' Record With The Truth

Apr 12, 2016

  Republican Senator Ted Cruz campaigned in Southern California on Monday (yesterday).  He's the latest presidential hopeful to stump in the Golden State ahead of the June 7 primary.  As the candidates head West, PolitiFact California is highlighting their records with the truth.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols has this look at Cruz' PolitiFact report card.

A Democratic presidential candidate visits Southern California today.  Bernie Sanders holds a rally in San Diego, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.