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Gaines wants to step up from state Senate to insurance czar

  Leaning on 30 years of experience in the insurance business, 1st District state Sen. Ted Gaines has announced his bid to unseat incumbent Dave Jones as California insurance ...

New District 4 state Sen. Jim Nielsen sworn in

AUBURN CA - Republican Jim Nielsen was sworn in Thursday as the new 4th state senator. The election for the sprawling Northern California district, which takes in part of North Au ...

Democrat Cooley, Republican Gaines move on to Jan. 4 Senate runoff

It’s Democrat Ken Cooley against Republican Ted Gaines in a run-off Jan. 4 for the state Senate seat held by the late Dave Cox. With strong Election Day support from Placer Coun ...

Gaines leads in state Senate special election

State Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, was holding onto an early lead against Republicans Roger Niello and Barbara Alby and Democrat Ken Cooley in a special election to succeed ...