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Thursday, October 12
“California’s most prominent public-employee unions signaled a shift in
their campaign resources Thursday, leading Republicans to chortle that the
unions are bailing out on the state Democratic Party’s ticket topper,
gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides,” writes Andy Furillo in the Bee.

“One of the unions that endorsed Angelides, the California Correctional
Peace Officers Association, released $1.3 million of the $5 million in
airtime it had reserved for the final two weeks of the campaign leading up
to the Nov. 7 election.

“A spokesman for eight others said Thursday they formed an independent
committee to back Democratic lieutenant governor candidate John Garamendi.”

Friday, October 13
“California State Senator Kevin Murray will join the William Morris Agency
(WMA), the world’s largest and most diversified talent agency, as a Senior
Vice President, it was announced today by WMA’s Chief Executive Officer, Jim

“Murray, who will join WMA January 1, 2007, will work primarily in the
company’s corporate consulting division, William Morris Consulting (WMC).
The Senator, who has served 12 years in the California Legislature, is
leaving his post in November because of terms limits.”

Saturday, October 14
Bill Ainsworth takes a look at the speaker’s role on the campaign trail.
“Assembly Speaker Fabian N

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