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Today on PolitiCal: NAACP leader under fire for pot stand. Whitman, Brown in dead heat.

July 7, 2010 |  2:32 pm

Here are some of the stories we're following on PolitiCal, our California politics blog:

The head of California's NAACP is under fire for her support of a measure to legalize marijuana.

Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman are in a virtual dead heat in the race for California governor, according to a new Field Poll.

Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) remains coy about whether he'll support delaying the vote on an $11-billion water bond.

The state's new ethics chief laid out his plan for tightening campaign finance laws.

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-- Anthony York in Sacramento