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California Special Election Provides Early Snapshot Of Socially Distanced Campaigning

The contest between Republican Mike Garcia and Democrat Christy Smith is the first competitive congressional race to take place during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Susan Davis is a congressional correspondent for NPR and a co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. She has covered Congress, elections, and national politics since 2002 for publications including USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, National Journal and Roll Call. She appears regularly on television and radio outlets to discuss congressional and national politics, and she is a contributor on PBS's Washington Week with Robert Costa. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., and a Philadelphia native.