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Abel Maldonado Ends Campaign for California Governor

January 16, 2014 | 2:05 pm

Abel Maldonado Ends Campaign for California Governor

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Former lieutenant governor quits after failing to gain hoped-for moderate support and falling into debt.

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Internet Memes of GOP Guv Hopefuls: Grumpy Cat and ‘Tell Me The Worst Teacher’

August 20, 2013 | 12:45 pm

Internet Memes of GOP Guv Hopefuls: Grumpy Cat and ‘Tell Me The Worst Teacher’

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The grumpy cat stares into the distance. “Students?” The text asks. “No.” A bit confused? The image is one of dozens of attempts Republican gubernatorial candidate Abel Maldonado has made at translating criticisms of Gov. Jerry Brown’s policies into Internet-friendly memes. (The idea here being that Brown isn’t prioritizing education, and is spending Prop. 30 […]

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Republican Odd Couple Prepare To Face Off In New Primary Landscape

August 19, 2013 | 5:30 am

Republican Odd Couple Prepare To Face Off In New Primary Landscape

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Gov. Jerry Brown is a formidable candidate for re-election with $10 million in the bank, favorable poll numbers and the advantages that go to any Democrat running for re-election in California. Two Republicans are ignoring those odds, though, and are already campaigning for governor. And they couldn’t be more different from each other. In fact, […]

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September 29, 2010 | 1:02 pm

Newsom-Maldonado follow-up

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If you missed yesterday’s Gavin Newsom-Abel Maldonado dust-up on Forum, it’s well worth a listen, because frankly, it made for pretty compelling radio. Maldonado came out swinging, and the consensus seems to be that he perhaps came across as a little intemperate. Or, as my wife said, she tuned in while Maldonado, the incumbent Lieutenant […]

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September 28, 2010 | 7:51 pm

Even more on Maldonado

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Twitter comments about Abel Maldonado’s performance on Forum today are scathing. Forum producer Judy Campbell tells me she was surprised by the shrillness Maldonado exhibited, as he came across as a lot more polished on his previous appearance on the show in January.

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September 28, 2010 | 5:59 pm

Maldonado-Newsom follow-up

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The full debate is now up on the Forum site. Some comments from users below. Several people noted that they were turned off by Maldonado’s lack of civility. I was shocked at how childish and hateful Maldonado came off. He is exactly what’s wrong with politics today. I can’t stand Gav, so I guess I’ll […]

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