10:00 PM PDT on Monday, October 18, 2010

Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – The final campaigns in the Inland area’s 32nd and 36th Senate districts won’t be producing any farewell fireworks.

Both districts, crafted in 2001, will look entirely different four years from now, after next year’s redrawing of political lines.

Neither district has seen much campaigning in recent weeks. And barring a colossal upset next month, state Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod and Assemblyman Joel Anderson will be celebrating victory Nov. 2.

Negrete McLeod, D-Chino, is running for a second four-year term in the 32nd Senate District.

In only her second contested race since Negrete McLeod’s June 2006 primary win over then-Assemblyman Joe Baca Jr., she will face off against Earl De Vries, of Ontario, a transportation administrator and Republican activist.
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The district is overwhelmingly Democratic, having preferred Barack Obama by 38 points over John McCain two years ago. But it also has a socially conservative streak; Prop. 8, the narrowly approved 2008 measure that banned same-sex marriage, passed with two-thirds of the vote in the 32nd.

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