Listen: Dean Pete Peterson on California June 7 Primary | KPCC | Pepperdine University | School of Public Policy

Listen: Dean Pete Peterson on California June 7 Primary | KPCC

May 30, 2016  | 1 min read

Who's the best presidential candidate for California?

by AirTalk |

It may be a holiday weekend, but in this election year the campaigning never stops.

Candidates for local offices are out and about greeting prospective voters this weekend. The Libertarian party decided on its nominee - former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will once more be the Libertarian Party candidate. He's hoping to poll high enough to earn an invitation to the Presidential debates alongside the two big parties' nominees.

The three leading Presidential candidates have spent the last week hanging around California laying the groundwork for our June 7th primary.

But what do we as Californians most want to hear from those candidates? According to a recent field poll, California voters rank jobs and employment as top presidential election issues. Which issues are of greatest importance to Californians and how do Trump, Sanders and Clinton measure up on those issues?

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The National WWI Museum and Memorial, based in Kansas City, Missouri, has online exhibitions of that war that claimed millions of lives. 

Plus, there are the digital collections of the National WWII Museum, based in New Orleans, with archival photos and video interviews with veterans who recall their service during WWII. 

Guests:

Mark DiCamillo, Director of the Field poll at Field Research Corporation, a public opinion research group

Pete Peterson, Dean of the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University

Pilar Marrero, senior political reporter at La Opinion and other ImpreMedia Newspapers; she tweets from @PilarMarrero

Larry Gerston, a professor emeritus of political science at San Jose State University and author of many books, including “Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California” (CRC Press, 2012)