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California insurance commissioner to gain more power from federal healthcare law
Los Angeles Times

Two state assemblymen not much known beyond their districts are vying for a statewide office that has ample authority over automobile, home and life insurance coverage and is getting more power from the landmark federal healthcare law.

The winning candidate for insurance commissioner — either Democrat Dave Jones of Sacramento or Republican Mike Villines of Clovis — will have a chance to help set up state programs as part of President Obama’s national healthcare overhaul.