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LOS ANGELES - Before California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon even knew that Kamala Harris, his preferred candidate, had backed out of the presidential race, his phone was buzzing with a surrogate from one of her rivals to gauge his interest in endorsing. By day's end, he'd heard from three other campaigns. "Tom Steyer tried to reach out," Rendon, a Democrat from Lakewood, Calif., said of ...

If a few candidates entering late raised the possibility that winnowing wasn't working properly in the Democratic presidential contest, the end of Kamala Harris's campaign on Tuesday shows that the pressure to end losing campaigns is, if anything, stronger than ever. Harris is the first candidate to quit despite having considerable support from Democratic Party actors. She is also the first to ...

Primary debates are perfect forums for tossing out ideas that offer no virtues except that they're instantly crowd-pleasing. Sure enough, presidential candidate Tom Steyer aired out one of these at Wednesday's Democratic debate: term limits for members of Congress. "I'm the only person on this stage who will talk about term limits," Steyer said. To which we might add: Thank goodness. Calls for ...