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UpFront: Cruz caves, Trump triumphs, Sanders soldiers on

Donald_Trump_by_Gage_SkidmoreLast night, Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican Primary, and  Donald Trump started showering him with praise and taking aim at Hillary Clinton. We talk to a Republican political operative who had been backing Cruz about the prospects of the party unifying behind its most divisive nominee in five decades, then discuss what the effective end of the Republican primary means for the battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Plus: Gael Chandler joins us for a spin through the stories of some of the most interesting characters in San Francisco’s history.

Guests:

  • Rick Shaftan, spokesperson for a Ted Cruz-associated PAC called Courageous Conservatives
  • John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation, co-author of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy
  • Gael Chandler, author of Chronicles of Old San Francisco: Exploring the historic city by the bay

 

 

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