Maldonado becomes “a political orphan”
February 28, 2010
State Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) is the subject of a profile in Sunday’s column by Steve Lopez. [Los Angeles Times]
Calling Maldonado a “political orphan in Sacramento,” Lopez richly details our local state senator’s awkward situation: “Maldonado is the written-off Republican from Santa Maria who committed Original Sin last year, as spelled out in the GOP Bible… But meanwhile, as a moderate in an institution that scorns, shuns, and punishes moderates, Maldonado is a man without a home.”
Maldonado’s nomination to be lieutenant governor was rejected earlier this month by the Democratic-dominated state Assembly. Gov. Schwarzenegger is resubmitting the nomination a second time.