Tag Archives: Abel Maldonado

Familiar Fight Heads Coastward

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It was the independent candidate in tomorrow’s election for California’s 15th state Senate district who got off the best line of the night in a recent candidates forum — cracking a joke about the occupations listed on the ballot of … Continue reading »


Politician Pay Stays The Same

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California’s statewide elected officials and legislators will not have their salaries or benefits cut any further this year, after the voter-created panel in charge of those paychecks took a pass today at any more reductions. But the decision didn’t come … Continue reading »


Podcast: Adios, Maldonado

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No, that headline doesn’t mean the new Republican lieutenant governor is going away. It’s just that now he finally has the job he’s wanted for months, the drama /news is over and we’ll soon be moving on to other topics. … Continue reading »


Throwdown Over the "Politics" of Maldo

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It’s always fun when politicians decry the evils of politics. And so it is again today, as Democrats and Governor Schwarzenegger spar over whose to blame for the Guv’s decision to schedule two stand alone elections for replacing Abel Maldonado … Continue reading »


The Next Lite Guv

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Abel Maldonado will take the oath of office tomorrow to become California’s 47th lieutenant governor. With that, he will make history in one way — the first Republican* Latino statewide official since 1875 — while hoping to avoid making history … Continue reading »


T-Ridge: Not So Fast, Says Maldo

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It appears Abel Maldonado is one step closer to becoming California’s next lieutenant governor after today’s vote by the Assembly Rules Committee, with a full Assembly vote now scheduled for tomorrow. But comments today from Maldo, as well as the … Continue reading »


Speaker #68 Takes The Gavel

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“I intend to lead as you expect me to: boldly, creatively, and decisively.” That’s the pledge, and the promise of Assembly Speaker John Perez as he takes the helm leading the lower house of the California Legislature for what will … Continue reading »


The Political 'Bromance' Goes On

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“This man is a great man.” And with that, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger put his arm around Abel Maldonado today, and pushed the Republican back out into the political free-for-all over his nomination to be California’s next lieutenant governor. Schwarzenegger’s decision … Continue reading »


The Official Assembly Vote

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As we prepare for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s announcement later today that he’s renominating Abel Maldonado to be lieutenant governor, it’s good to set the record straight on who voted which way in the Assembly’s weird and wild ride last Thursday.


Doing The Maldo Limbo

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It was a day full of partisan bickering, political maneuvering, and threatened legal action. In short… the kind of day that’s helped fuel the perception that California’s statehouse is stuck in never-ending dysfunction. And through all that, by day’s end … Continue reading »