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  • California state Sen. Roderick Wright is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Democrats in the California Senate have derailed a Republican effort to expel Sen. Roderick Wright.
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  • Two leaves of absence in the state senate are changing the balance of power in Sacramento.
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california state senate, politics, carlos granda
  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Sen. Ron Calderon, who is facing federal corruption charges, will take an indefinite leave of absence as he awaits trial.
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  • California Gov. Jerry Brown appears in this undated file photo.
  • California Governor Jerry Brown announced Thursday he will run for reelection this year, his fourth term in his lifetime.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • State Sen. Ron Calderon surrendered to authorities on multiple corruption charges involving bribes, kickbacks and fraud.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother have been indicted on political corruption charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.
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  • Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman announced Thursday that he will retire from Congress after serving 20 terms in the House.
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  • Former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, left, and California Sen. Ted Lieu, right, are running to claim Rep. Henry Waxmans congressional seat.
  • Former L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel and state Sen. Ted Lieu are running to claim Rep. Henry Waxman's congressional seat.
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congress, democratic party, politics
  • New York Rep. Michael Grimm, right, confronts New York cable news reporter Michael Scotto at the Capitol after President Barack Obamas State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
  • A reporter said U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm apologized for threatening him at the Capitol after the State of the Union address.
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caught on tape, politics
  • California state Sen. Roderick Wright is seen in this undated file photo.
  • California state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted of felony perjury, false declaration of candidacy and fraudulent voting.
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fraud, politics
  • Bobby Shriver is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Bobby Shriver, the nephew of President John F. Kennedy, announced Monday that he is running for L.A. County supervisor.
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politics, miriam hernandez
  • Congressman Howard Buck McKeon is seen on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
  • After more than 20 years of representing California in Congress, Rep. Howard 'Buck' McKeon says he's retiring.
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immigration, politics
  • The California State Capitol building is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, son of Mark Ridley-Thomas, won a special election to the state Assembly on Tuesday.
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california state assembly, election, politics
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  • A number of elected officials gathered Wednesday to demand the resignation of embattled state Senator Ron Calderon.
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  • State Senator Ron Calderon was removed from all of his committee positions amid a federal bribery investigation.
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california state senate, politics, darsha philips
  • A Golden State Advantage card is seen.
  • The House voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction in the nation's main feeding program.
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congress, food, politics, elex michaelson
  • Congressman Howard Buck McKeon speaks in Simi Valley on Aug. 7, 2013.
  • Activists want Rep. Buck McKeon to apologize for a remark in which he said Hispanics and Arabs are hard to tell apart.
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immigration, politics, robert holguin
  • Nury Martinez talks to Eyewitness News in Sun Valley on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
  • Nury Martinez has won the runoff election for the Los Angeles City Council 6th District seat in the San Fernando Valley.
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election, politics, elex michaelson
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti is getting input from business leaders and residents during his first full day in office.
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politics, carlos granda
  • Eric Garcetti was sworn in to office as the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles in a public ceremony on the Spring Street steps outside Los Angeles City Hall Sunday, June 30, 2013.
  • Eric Garcetti was sworn in as Los Angeles' 42nd mayor Sunday afternoon. A celebration in Grand Park followed.
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downtown, politics
  • GOP Sen. Rob Portman is now supporting gay marriage, saying the stance change began when he learned one of his sons is gay.
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same-sex marriage, politics
  • Demonstrators rally for immigration reform in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
  • A bipartisan compromise on border security in the Senate's immigration reform bill was announced Thursday.
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immigration, politics
  • L.A. mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti is seen in this file photo from Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
  • Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti is bringing his city-wide listening tour to the Reddit audience Thursday night.
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politics
  • An early vote on a procedural issue in an immigration bill passed the Senate with an 82-15 vote Tuesday.
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immigration, politics
  • Aja Brown, a candidate for Compton mayor, speaks with Eyewitness News in this undated file photo.
  • Compton's former mayor has lost his bid for re-election, as the city is close to voting in newcomer Aja Brown to the post.
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election, politics
  • Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti meets with outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Getty House in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
  • Eric Garcetti is weeks away from taking office, but on Thursday, he was at the Getty House to meet with Mayor Villaraigosa.
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election, politics
  • Eric Garcetti is shown raising his hands behind a podium in thsi May 2013 photo.
  • City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become the next mayor of Los Angeles.
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election, politics
  • Carmen Trutanich, left, and Mike Feuer, right, talk to Eyewitness News on Election Day on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
  • Former Assemblyman Mike Feuer defeated incumbent Carmen Trutanich in the race for Los Angeles city attorney.
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election, politics
  • Ron Galperin (left) and Dennis Zine (right) are seen in these undated file photos.
  • Attorney Ron Galperin beat termed-out Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine in the race for city controller.
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election, politics
  • Eric Garcetti, left, and Wendy Greuel, right, talk to Eyewitness News on Monday, May 20, 2013.
  • With a close race predicted for the two candidates vying for the seat of mayor of Los Angeles, every vote will count.
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election, politics
  • ABC7 Eyewitness News is providing real-time election results for the City of Los Angeles as the numbers come in Tuesday. (Click on the link below to see LIVE results)
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