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From PolitiCal: Pressuring Meg Whitman. Nancy Pelosi opens her wallet. Maldonado in limbo.

Here are some of the stories we're following today on PolitiCal:

We've got the latest machinations on the fight over the confirmation of Abel Maldonado as lieutenant governor.

The effort to rewrite the state's constitution via a new constitutional convention has called it quits.

House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi and congressional Democrats are pushing a measure to repeal a restricting law passed by California voters in 2008.

Republican Party officials are putting pressure on Meg Whitman to debate Steve Poizner

Tom Campbell says he's raised $700,000 since joining the U.S. Senate race last month, and that his fundraising is "on fire." 

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