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Healthcare reform raises the stakes in California insurance commissioner election
Los Angeles Times

California’s elected insurance commissioner — one of the most powerful jobs of its kind in the nation — is likely to get even more authority over the next four years as President Obama’s new healthcare law takes effect.

The prospect of broad new powers has drawn four major-party candidates seeking their parties’ nominations in the June 8 primary election: Democrats Hector De La Torre and Dave Jones, and Republicans Brian D. Fitzgerald and Mike Villines.