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State Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, left, shares a light moment with Sen. Lou Correa, D-Anaheim, before his confirmation hearing at the Capitol Monday. The California Senate voted 25-7 to approve Maldonado as California's lieutenant governor . The 42-year-old Maldonado, who was nominated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is expected to be sworn in this week to replace Democrat John Garamendi. April 26, 2010

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