SoCal's Presidential History: Nixon, Reagan, and... McAdoo?

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SoCal's Presidential History: Nixon, Reagan, and... McAdoo?

L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET.org looks at Southern California's presidential history, from the two U.S. presidents with Southern California roots to a relatively unknown presidential contender who once called Los Angeles home:

The 37th and 40th Presidents of the United States are buried within 45 miles of downtown Los Angeles at their respective presidential libraries. As the country's only metropolitan area to host two presidential libraries, Southern California boasts a wealth of presidential history--and contemporary presidential drama like the recent the September 7 G.O.P. bout at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley. And yet the region of more than 17.8 million residents—more populous than all but three states—has not produced a major presidential contender since Richard Nixon exited the political stage in 1974.

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