California Gains Clout With Earlier Primary

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"In their travels the [presidential candidates] heard about, and talked about, issues that are dominating the politics of this polyglot state: immigration, stem-cell research, protecting public lands and — reflecting the acute concern of the influential Silicon Valley software industry — the Net neutrality debate over the allocation of Internet bandwidth."

It’s true: amazingly, California isn’t just about tree hugging; its quaint, simple folk are actually interested in many of the same political issues that people in the rest of country care about. Also, all Californians speak multiple languages, apparently.