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Capitol minister aims to deliver state leaders from temptation
Capitol minister aims to deliver state leaders from temptation

Amid the crush of lobbyists, lawyers and lawmakers packing the hallways of the Capitol in the final days of each legislative session, one figure moves through the corridors with noticeable serenity. Tall and lean, Frank Erb might be mistaken for a lobbyist: the dark business suit, the black leather shoulder bag. But he isn't interested in hotly contested bills and votes, and his bag contains a Bible, not checks made out to campaign committees. Erb is the self-described "pastor to California's leaders," ministering to a small flock that includes some of the most powerful men and women in California. He has been a fixture at the statehouse in Sacramento for years,...

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