Maldonado named lieutenant governor
Monday, November 23, 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today named Sen. Abel Maldonado as his choice for the state's next lieutenant governor on "The Jay Leno Show."
Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) may still face a confirmation battle in the Democrat-controlled Senate. The moderate Republican would finish the term of John Garamendi, who won a Congressional seat.
Maldonado has backed Schwarzenegger on key votes, including casting the 27th vote needed to end the longest budget impasse in state history in February.