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California doctors’ lobby group pushes agenda with swagger
Sacramento Bee

As large clocks around the office counted down to Election Day last year, leading physicians ditched their business meeting and marched downstairs to stuff envelopes with campaign pamphlets in a makeshift war room at the California Medical Association’s Sacramento headquarters.

No issue confronting voters threatened the pocketbooks and political prestige of physicians more than Proposition 46, the latest turn in the doctors’ epic battle with trial attorneys over a limit on medical malpractice awards.