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State Sen. Kevin de Leon (credit: CBS)

Senate Elects Los Angeles Democrat As Next Leader

By voice vote, the 40-member chamber elected Sen. Kevin de Leon to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, who will step down Oct. 15, about seven weeks after this year’s legislative session has ended.

06/16/2014

Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) and former State Assemblyman John Vasconcellos (D-San Jose), pictured right, look on as San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzalez speaks during a balanced budget rally in 2004. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former State Assemblyman, Visionary John Vasconcellos Dies At 82 In Santa Clara

Former California Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, a colorful Democrat who was considered a visionary and served for 38 years in the state Legislature, died Saturday. He was 82.

05/25/2014

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FBI Searches Legislative Office Belonging To Embattled State Sen. Leland Yee

FBI agents on Tuesday searched a legislative office belonging to state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat who was arrested and charged last week as part of a wider federal investigation into criminal activity in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

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GOP Move To Expel State Sen. Rod Wright Fails To Gain Traction

A state Senate committee will not consider a Republican resolution seeking to expel a Democrat awaiting sentencing on perjury and voter fraud charges.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2014

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State Senator Accused Of Taking Kickbacks Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence

A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial.

03/03/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Convicted State Senator Take Indefinite Leave

A state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud took an indefinite leave of absence Tuesday as he awaits sentencing in May.

02/25/2014

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Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Wins Race For State Assembly

A Democrat has won a special election for a vacant L.A.-area legislative seat, bolstering the party’s supermajority in the state Assembly.

12/04/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jerry Brown Set To Become Longest Serving Governor

California’s colorful and unpredictable governor, Jerry Brown, is preparing to pass another milestone: the state’s longest serving governor.

10/04/2013

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Pres. Obama To Return To Southland For $32K-A-Person Roundtable Discussion

President Barack Obama will be back in Southern California next month for a pricey roundtable discussion with a group of Democratic supporters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2013

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Calls For Bob Filner’s Resignation

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the latest Democrat to call for the resignation of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner over allegations of sexual harassment.

07/28/2013

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FBI Looking At State Sen. Ron Calderon’s Water Legislation

A Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the alleged criminal wrongdoing of California state Sen. Ron Calderon was reportedly in connection to legislation he introduced for a Los Angeles-area water district that used his brother as a consultant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/05/2013

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Gov. Brown ‘Great’ After Cancer Treatment

Gov. Jerry Brown said that he has concluded radiation treatment for early-stage prostate cancer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/08/2013

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wins Fourth Term By Wide Margin

California voters decisively endorsed long-serving U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday, sending the powerful Democrat back to the nation’s capital for a fourth term.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2012

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Community Activists Get Out The Vote Before Election Day

Republican and Democratic community activists were getting out the vote Monday to make sure every last person turns out to the polls on Election Day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/05/2012

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Candidates In Tight 41st Congressional District Race Get Out The Vote

Candidates for California’s newly created 41st Congressional District are hitting the phones hard to get out the vote a week before Election Day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/29/2012

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