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Gavin Newsom-Abel Maldonado debate: Redistricting

October 7, 2010 |  3:44 pm

Gavin Newsom says "Democrats have had it too easy," and that he opposes Proposition 27, which would repeal a recent law that would hand power to draw legislative district maps over to an independent commission.

"I think our democracy would be well served with some competition," he said.

Abel Maldonado said he wanted to extend the power of the independent commission to congressional districts and supports Proposition 20 on the November ballot.

"You can't have your cake and eat it too," Maldonado said. "The partisanship is in Washington also. It's not just here."

-- Anthony York

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