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Abel Maldonado wins GOP nomination for lieutenant governor

June 8, 2010 | 10:47 pm

Abel Maldonado Credit: Associated Press Newly appointed Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado has won the right to seek a full four-year term after besting Sen. Sam Aanestad (R-Grass Valley) in the Republican primary.

Maldonado was appointed lieutenant governor by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and has held the post since April.

-- Anthony York in Los Angeles

Photo: Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. Credit: Associated Press