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  •  It was extortion! (3+ / 0-)
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    skibum59, phillies, Cordyc

    In 2009, Maldonado was the last Republican vote needed in the California Senate to pass the state budget, due to the super-majority required at that time. However, one of the conditions of Maldonado voting for the budget was for the legislature to put the "open primary" proposition on the ballot. The Democrats agreed, but Maldonado was criticized by politicians on both sides of the aisle.

    •  And Maldonado is an ALEC whore (0+ / 0-)

      He's also heavily supported by the NRA and Darryl Issa who even "loaned" him his PR hack for his unsuccessful Congressional run.

      But never fear, he'll be back.  He's running around the most conservative parts of CA yammering about Freedumb and guns and water.  He's going to take on Jerry.

      Congressional elections have consequences!

      by Cordyc on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 11:34:22 PM PDT

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