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November 8, 2012
Connie Conway was re-elected as Assembly Republican leader Thursday, two days after the GOP took a shellacking statewide that appears to have given Democrats a supermajority of seats in both houses of the Legislature.
Meanwhile, Democrats chose Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez to remain as their leader, a move that was expected because of his past service and the party’s apparent capture Tuesday of two additional Assembly seats, which would give it 54 of 80 seats.
Selection of Conway and Pérez were unanimous decisions of their respective caucuses.
“I’m very pleased, but I also understand the obligation that comes with that – and it’s a serious one,” said Conway, a former Tulare County supervisor.
“To make sure we are really unified,” she said. “And to make sure that as a team we have goals, we express those goals, and that we try to move California in what we believe is the right direction.”
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