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2:57 pm on Oct 31, 2014

As Californians hope and pray for an end to Californias drought and dangerous fire conditions, I am thankful for the many brave men and women who put their lives on the line to fight fires throughout our state. Were also reminded that not one dime of…

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Dear Molly Munger - if you need any help explaining to voters why passing Prop. 30 is a bad idea, DM me.


Where is my RT love on the Logue news my MSM tweeps? Sigh.


@cmarinucci A fine American tradition is to kick out the reporters who will be voting for Obama.


Logue's name will still appear on the State Senate ballot, of course, as those ballots have already been printed.


We wish Assemblyman Logue Godspeed for a quick recovery from his health challenges.


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