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Shane Goldmacher is a congressional 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

Jeb Bush Defends Common Core and Auditions as the GOP's Education Candidate

The former Florida governor, who is still debating a presidential run, seems to be testing an education-themed stump speech.

Turnover, Poaching, and Back-Stabbing as 2016ers Shuffle Staff

The 2016 election is two years away, but the race to grab campaign talent is well underway.

Mitch McConnell Backs Rand Paul in 2016, Giving Him the Kind of Endorsement His Father Never Won

Why that endorsement really matters.

No, Money Didn't Buy the Midterms

The Democrats got clobbered, but the Koch brothers can't take credit .

Republicans Take the Senate

Mitch McConnell's ascension will reconfigure power dynamics in Washington.

They're Not Allowed to Talk. But Candidates and PACs Are Brazenly Communicating All the Time.

Candidates, committees, and outside-group allies are sharing more information than ever thanks to a law easily bypassed and an FEC stuck in gridlock.

Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee Are on a Collision Course as Evangelicals Audition 2016 Contenders

Social conservatives are desperate to settle on a single candidate earlier than ever to avoid another "moderate" as the GOP nominee.

Show More from Shane Goldmacher

Jeb Bush Defends Common Core and Auditions as the GOP's Education Candidate

The former Florida governor, who is still debating a presidential run, seems to be testing an education-themed stump speech.

Turnover, Poaching, and Back-Stabbing as 2016ers Shuffle Staff

The 2016 election is two years away, but the race to grab campaign talent is well underway.

Mitch McConnell Backs Rand Paul in 2016, Giving Him the Kind of Endorsement His Father Never Won

Why that endorsement really matters.

No, Money Didn't Buy the Midterms

The Democrats got clobbered, but the Koch brothers can't take credit .

Republicans Take the Senate

Mitch McConnell's ascension will reconfigure power dynamics in Washington.

They're Not Allowed to Talk. But Candidates and PACs Are Brazenly Communicating All the Time.

Candidates, committees, and outside-group allies are sharing more information than ever thanks to a law easily bypassed and an FEC stuck in gridlock.

Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee Are on a Collision Course as Evangelicals Audition 2016 Contenders

Social conservatives are desperate to settle on a single candidate earlier than ever to avoid another "moderate" as the GOP nominee.

Show More from Shane Goldmacher