Archive for December 25th, 2010

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DailyBulletin: Open primaries could stymie tea party success

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 12/24/2010 07:00:27 PM PST

Tea party groups across the country clearly played some part in November’s Republican surge, but pinning down the role they played and the role they will play in California politics is tricky.

Local groups saw their influence in a few races and even helped win a few, but statewide, Republicans fared poorly, and tea party groups seemed to be a nonfactor. Changes in how state elections are run could make tea parties less influential in 2012.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued grim budgets the last two years, but in many ways he had it easier than the challenge facing Gov.-elect Jerry Brown in 2011.

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