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A bipartisan group of legislators went to Washington, D.C., this week and all we got were these electronic photos. We were regaled with photos of Mike Feuer and
Hector de la Torre meeting Bill Clinton. And we’ve been promised photos of Republican Assembly leaders with House Minority Leader John Boehner. (Check this space next week for details.) …

Dems had scheduled meetings with their “Big Three” presidential prospects, John Edwards, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (Edwards was a late cancellation), and chatted with U.S. senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lunched with the Democrats Thursday. Pelosi has perhaps the most to lose with any redistricting proposal in California, and our sources confirm the subject indeed came up between the two speakers. …

Meanwhile, Paul Hegyi, chief of staff to Van Tran, has announced his candidacy for Alan Nakanishi’s seat in AD 10. He joins Lloyd Levine staffer Stuart Waldman–who is running to succeed his boss in the Assembly–as staffers turned candidates. And the governor has made another appointment to the state Board of Education. The governor has tapped Democrat Ted Mitchell, who has served as chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Education Excellence, to fill a vacancy on the board. The commission currently is charged with digesting 23 different studies released last week on the state of California’s schools, and making policy recommendations to the governor. This position requires Senate confirmation


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