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Democratic Caucus approves Sen. Kevin De Leon as next Senate leader
Democratic Caucus approves Sen. Kevin De Leon as next Senate leader

Democratic state Sen. Kevin De Leon of Los Angeles took another step toward becoming the next leader of the California Senate on Wednesday when the Democratic Caucus approved him by acclamation as its choice for president pro tem. A floor vote on De Leon’s  new position is scheduled for June 16, but he would not take over from Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) until the current leader leaves office in November, according to Rhys Williams, a spokesman for Steinberg. Other sources say there is agitation in the caucus for De Leon to take over earlier, perhaps in September after the session ends. "I'm deeply honored that my colleagues in the...

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