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Politics Podcast: The California Primary Races To Watch

Primary contests are being held in seven states on Tuesday — the most on any given day during primary season. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew previews the races in California since they could offer unique insight into the divides in the Democratic Party.

The team also debates the usefulness of new polling on Americans’ superhero preferences by partisanship. Finally, Kaleigh Rogers and Galen Druke discuss the structure of the upcoming hearings of the House Select Committee that’s investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and what factors have made past congressional hearings successful.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Sarah Frostenson is FiveThirtyEight’s former politics editor.

Geoffrey Skelley is a senior elections analyst at FiveThirtyEight.

Maya Sweedler is a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Kaleigh Rogers is FiveThirtyEight’s technology and politics reporter.