California moves to snag more troops, defense contracts

Published: Nov 13, 2016

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California dwarfs Virginia.

You could fit nearly four Virginias into the map of the Golden State, and California boasts a population nearly five times as large.

But when it comes to sluicing Pentagon cash to the states, Virginia stands on top — $54.7 billion compared to second-place California’s $52.5 billion, according to the most recent Department of Defense report tracking annual military spending.