Maldonado closer to becoming lieutenant governor

SACRAMENTO, CA

The Assembly confirmed his nomination to the largely ceremonial post by a 51-17 vote. The senate is expected to follow suit.

Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Maldonaldo when John Garamendi resigned after winning a seat in congress last November.

But Democrats Dominate the assembly and rejected Maldonado's confirmation in February. Maldonado is also running for the g-o-p nomination for lieutenant governor in next month's primary.

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