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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
By United Press International

Rep. Lungren concedes defeat in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif., Friday conceded defeat to Democratic challenger Ami Bera in the state's 7th Congressional District.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
By United Press International
Romney: Walker win a national GOP victory

Romney: Walker win a national GOP victory

MILWAUKEE, June 6 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Gov. Scott Walker's win in Wisconsin's recall election was a victory for the GOP nationwide.
Walker: Time for state to move forward

Walker: Time for state to move forward

MADISON, Wis., June 5 (UPI) -- Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday became the first U.S. governor to survive a recall vote, results from the special election showed.
Clinton stumps in Wis. to defeat Walker

Clinton stumps in Wis. to defeat Walker

MILWAUKEE, June 1 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton Friday told an enthusiastic crowd in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's strategy is the one that "doubled the national debt."
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker recall petitions filed

Wis. Gov. Scott Walker recall petitions filed

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Organizers filed petitions Tuesday with more than 1 million signatures to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker -- the first gubernatorial recall in state history.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.
By United Press International

Dems eye boost from Calif. primary rules

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Political analysts are anticipating a boost for the Democrats from independent voters in the upcoming California primary.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007.
By United Press International

Calif. governor candidates spar on taxes

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his Democratic challenger met in their only debate of the campaign Saturday, attacking each other on taxes.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2006 with 144 to follow.
By United Press International
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Joseph Graham "Gray" Davis, Jr. (born December 26, 1942) is an American Democratic politician who served as California's 37th Governor from 1999 until being recalled in 2003. Prior to serving as Governor, Davis served as Chief of Staff to Governor Jerry Brown (1975–1981), California State Assemblyman (1983–1987), California State Controller (1987–1995), and the 44th Lieutenant Governor of California (1995–1999). Davis holds a B.A. in history from Stanford University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his service as a Captain in the Vietnam War.

During his time as Governor, Davis made education his top priority and California spent eight billion dollars more than was required under Proposition 98 during his first term. Under Davis, California standardized test scores increased for five straight years. Davis signed the nation's first state law requiring automakers to limit auto emissions. Davis supported laws to ban assault weapons. He is also credited with improving relations between California and Mexico. Davis began his tenure as Governor with strong approval ratings, but those ratings declined as voters blamed Davis for the California electricity crisis and the California budget crisis that followed the dot-com bubble burst. Voters were also alienated by Davis’s record breaking fundraising efforts and negative campaigning.

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