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Republicans use scandal in fight for Ron Calderon's Senate seat
Republicans use scandal in fight for Ron Calderon's Senate seat

Even with indicted lawmaker Ronald S. Calderon unable to seek reelection, the scandal enveloping the Democratic state senator has rubbed off on the campaign to replace him. The candidates, former Democratic Assemblyman Tony Mendoza and Republican businessman Mario Guerra, both vow to tackle Sacramento corruption. At the same time, supporters of each have accused the other candidate of committing ethical transgressions of his own. Democrats enjoy a big advantage in voter registration in the district, located mostly in eastern Los Angeles County, but Republicans see recent scandals involving Calderon and three other Democratic state senators as an opportunity for their candidate to beat...

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