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Will Republicans Swallow the Poizner Pill?

It has been noted that in this last election cycle, not one seat in the Legislature changed partisan hands. One seat that came close, though, was the 21st Assembly District on the San Francisco peninsula. In a “safe” Democrat seat, Ira Ruskin, the Democrat, eked out a 52-48 percent win over his Republican opponent, businessman Steve Poizner, who made a big splash by spending millions of his personal wealth on the race.

Now Poizner has set his sights on the race for state Insurance Commissioner, meriting a closer look at this enigmatic, ersatz politician.

Just days before Poizner


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