Schwarzenegger to call election to fill open Senate seat
Schwarzenegger has the option of consolidating the election with the November primary. That would save the 12 counties that make up the 1st Senate District the cost of holding a special election.
Republican Assemblymen Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) and Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks) are among those expected to run for the seat.
The strongly Republican Northern California district includes the eastern part of the state from the Oregon border to the edge of Inyo County.
-- Anthony York
Photo: Sen. Dave Cox in 2009. The governor is looking to fill Cox's seat after the recent death of the senator, who waged a 13-year battle against prostate cancer. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press