Hollingsworth named new Republican leader of Senate


Last updated 2/19/2009 at Noon

Late Tuesday evening (February 17), California State Senate Republicans, unhappy with the higher taxes that leader Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto) had agreed upon with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democrat legislators to close a $41+ billion gap in the state budget, ousted Cogdill and replaced him with fiscally conservative Senator Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta). Hollingsworth’s 36th District includes portions of Riverside and San Diego counties, including the Fallbrook area.

“I am humbled and honored to have been chosen by my caucus to serve as their Leader,” Hollingsworth told th...

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