AirTalk Live: A Postprimary Election Conversation
Presidential, congressional, and state legislative races appeared on the ballot for the March 3 primary, which took place two months earlier than usual. The move up is an effort to increase the state’s influence over the Democratic nomination. AirTalk host Larry Mantle and KPCC senior politics reporter Libby Denkmann, along with political analysts, broke down what it all meant following the election.
Whether you voted by mail or in person, Southern Californians decided on some heated local races and nearly half a dozen contested House districts that could impact the balance of political power in Congress. So what impact will California’s results have on the 2020 presidential race?
Audiences joined Larry, Libby, and our powerhouse political experts for a live recap of the primary results and a forward-looking discussion about what it could all mean for California and the November general election.
Libby Denkmann – KPCC senior politics reporter
Fernando Guerra – Loyola Marymount University professor of political science and Chicana/o Latina/o studies and director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Jennifer Merolla – professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside
Sal Rodriguez – opinion editor for the Southern California News Group
Michael Shires – associate dean and associate professor at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy
Note: Guerra is an honorary life trustee of Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), the public media network that operates KPCC