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Revealed: inside the tug-of-war to run Donald Trump's California campaign

The story behind the Republican frontrunner’s California operation sheds new light on the internal power struggle that has rocked the campaign in recent weeks

Tim Clark was asked if he was interested in running Donald Trump’s campaign in California earlier this month. “Interested?” he recalls telling an emissary for the Republican frontrunner. “You bet I’m interested. I’m about to fall out of my chair.”

Clark could have been forgiven for assuming the job of Trump’s state director in California – the most delegate-rich primary contest, and the one likely to determine the outcome of the 2016 Republican race – would involve being thrust into the billionaire’s inner circle.

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