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Matt Pearce

Los Angeles Times

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Recent articles by Matt:

The 2020 race could become the coronavirus election. Is America ready?

A coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. could become the most important issue of the 2020 presidential election, potentially affecting the economy, campaigning and voting. → Read More

Bernie Sanders takes heat for praising communist Cuba's literacy rates

Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking criticism from other Democratic presidential candidates for his past comments about communist Cuba. → Read More

The casino caucus: In an ornate Las Vegas ballroom, hotel workers flex political power on a lunch break

On Nevada caucus day, casino workers use their lunch breaks to make their voices heard in the Democratic presidential contest held in a Las Vegas ballroom. → Read More

Will there be more presidential caucus chaos? 'Nevada is just praying'

Democratic officials and presidential campaigns in Nevada are desperately hoping to avoid another caucus meltdown like the one this month in Iowa. → Read More

Amy Klobuchar's mission in Nevada: 'I have to get people to know me'

Fresh off a surprise New Hampshire showing, Amy Klobuchar campaigns in Nevada. → Read More

Welcome back to Nevada, Democrats. The locals have missed you

It's a whole different Democratic presidential race in Nevada. → Read More

Caucus tourists ask: Why should Iowans have all the fun?

Tourists are flocking to Iowa to see the Democratic presidential candidates and the caucuses. → Read More

On eve of the Iowa caucuses, Democrats play to voter nostalgia and fatigue

Democratic candidates, in a final push of Iowa campaigning before Monday's caucuses, appealed to voters' excitement and fatigue from a prolonged campaign. → Read More

'It's overwhelming': For Iowa Democrats, there's nowhere to hide from this presidential campaign

Phone calls. Text messages. Door-to-door canvassers. Mailers. Is there anywhere Iowans can hide from this presidential campaign? → Read More

Pete Buttigieg is missing support from another key Democratic group: Unions

Why haven't any labor unions endorsed Pete Buttigieg's campaign for president? → Read More

What time is the January Democratic debate?

What time is the Democratic debate in Iowa and who are the candidates onstage? → Read More

Pete Buttigieg faces Black Lives Matter protesters from South Bend during Watts visit

In South L.A., Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faces Black Lives Matter protests over his record on policing and homelessness as mayor of South Bend, Ind. → Read More

What is Pete Buttigieg's legacy as South Bend's mayor?

Among residents of color in South Bend, reviews of Buttigieg's legacy are noticeably mixed — some positive, some outright hostile. → Read More

Medicare for all makes some unions nervous. Here’s why

Some unions with top-tier benefits are nervous about talk of 'Medicare for all' in the Democratic presidential primary, fearing it would reduce control of their hard-won healthcare. → Read More

Facing pressure, Pete Buttigieg gives new details about secretive consulting work

Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., released more details about his consulting work with McKinsey & Co. → Read More

Democratic debate attacks make primary voters cringe

Democratic primary voters worry that intra-party attacks on the debate stage could hurt their eventual nominee. For candidates seeking a breakout moment, the temptation to go negative carries risk. → Read More

Bernie, Kamala, Beto... This voter is seeing every 2020 candidate

New Hampshire Democratic voters Cheri Schmitt is trying to see every candidate running for president in 2020. One problem: There's a whole lot of them. → Read More

Democratic 2020 candidates respond to mass shooting at the Gilroy garlic festival

The Democratic 2020 candidates respond to the mass shooting at the garlic festival in Gilroy, Calif. → Read More

Trump 'go back' attacks on Ilhan Omar shake naturalized citizens.

President Trump's racist attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar have shaken many naturalized citizens, making some feel their citizenship "has an asterisk." → Read More

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to square off at debate, and Kamala Harris and Joe Biden get a rematch

CNN held a live televised drawing to determine which 20 Democrats will speak on which night of the July 30 and July 31 debate. → Read More