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Inexperience, no funding trumps Villines in insurance commissioner race
Sacramento Bee

Brian FitzGerald parlayed political inexperience, token funds and a low-key campaign into a stunning finish in the Republican primary for one of California’s key political offices.

The 53-year-old Napa resident topped former Assembly GOP leader Mike Villines by a razor-thin margin in balloting for the insurance commissioner nomination after all precincts were counted Wednesday.