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Just a few Democrats defect from Nancy Pelosi during House speaker election

Just a few Democrats defect from Nancy Pelosi during House speaker election

Essential Politics: Gov. Brown's budget team admits to math mistake, Becerra gets confirmation hearing in state Senate Jan. 17, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

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