Lieutenant Governor Candidates More Interesting than the Office

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California's Lieutenant Governor takes over when the Governor leaves the state or becomes disabled. He or she also breaks tie votes in the State Senate and serves on a number of boards and commissions. Historically, most lieutenant governors have spent their time campaigning for higher office. This year, the Democratic and Republican candidates are San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and the incumbent, Abel Maldonado, who was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger when John Garamendi was elected to Congress.  Lisa Leff reports from San Francisco for the Associated Press.




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