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Shane Goldmacher is a senior political correspondent for the National Journal. Prior to joining NJ in 2011, Goldmacher was a Sacramento-based reporter covering California politics and government for the Los Angeles Times. He was the paper's lead budget reporter during California's fiscal crisis. He also covered statewide campaigns, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature. He previously was a reporter for Sacramento Bee, where he launched the political website, Capitol Alert. Before that, he wrote for Capitol Weekly, a Sacramento-based newspaper that covers state government. A San Francisco native, Goldmacher received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley.

Latest From Shane Goldmacher

Rand Paul Gets Private Audience at Goldman Sachs

Exhibit A of Rand Paul wrapping his arms around the moneyed class.  

Scrambled: Jeb Bush's Early Foray Into 2016 Upends Race

The early entry has his rivals scrambling to protect their ideological and financial turf—as well as their home-state support.

Jeb Bush to 'Actively Explore' 2016 Bid

The Republican announces on Facebook that he's considering a run for the White House.

The Courtship: How Rand Paul Became a 'Chamber Republican'

The libertarian insulted the business lobby in June; he starred in their ads in October. Here's how it all went down.  

Jeb Bush Sends 2016 Signals: Will Release E-Book, 250,000 Emails

The former Florida governor says he plans to decide on a presidential run by early next year.

Can Martin O'Malley Selfie His Way to the White House?

The outgoing Maryland governor is prepping and documenting it, one blurry Facebook post at a time.  

Facebook Army to Police GOP Candidates

"Anybody who runs as a conservative," Brent Bozell declared, "is going to have to satisfy our army."

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