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Fix Immigration Law and California Will Be in Play

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Republicans, take note: California’s sluggish economic recovery makes it a target for future electoral gains.

I base this seemingly delusional assertion on the fact that the state’s residents are deeply pessimistic about their economic future, according to a recent poll taken by my colleagues and I at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Given California’s status as a one-party state (Democrats hold a supermajority in the legislature and every statewide elected office), that gives Republicans an opening they can and should take advantage of.