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Neutrality will only take GOP controller candidate Swearengin so far
Neutrality will only take GOP controller candidate Swearengin so far

The mayor of this town is young, telegenic and smart. And she has — please forgive me for using this phrase — gone a little bit rogue. Republican Ashley Swearengin has bucked her party on California's high-speed rail (she supports it). She has refused to say whether she would vote for the GOP's beleaguered gubernatorial candidate. She is an evangelical Christian who was for gay marriage, then against it, then for it again. Now she's running against Democrat Betty Yee, 57, for the obscure job of controller, the state's accountant, auditor and bookkeeper. Yee, a member of the state Board of Equalization, has out-raised Swearengin and benefits from the...

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