Votes are in on "Around the Capitol" Survey

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, September 15, 2006

Granted, it’s inside stuff, but there was quite a response to the Capitol Weekly newspaper’s first “Around the Capitol” awards…. The questions judging staffers, lawmakers and lobbyists brought in about 1,000 votes…

 Among the survey questions for lawmakers was toughest boss, best dressed and most effective. There was even a category for “Governor’s Pet”—   that was a tie between Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and Assembly Republican leader George Plescia.   Capitol Weekly Editor Anthony York says some really got into the popularity contest. 

“We did have one state senator who came with his staff in tow to vote in person and they cast their secret ballots in envelopes in the actual official stationery of the state senator.” 

If you’re a real political junkie you can check it out yourself at