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Friday, May 09 2014 11:33 AM

'First Look': Assemblywoman Shannon Grove talks about her campaign

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    Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, talks about her work with Californian Executive Editor Robert Price and government reporter Theo Douglas on "First Look with Scott Cox."

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, said she's staying the course and using the election plan of two years ago while campaigning for re-election in the 34th Assembly District race. She's concentrating on putting up signs, doing interviews and being a part of debates.

"We continue to get our message to people," Grove said Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox." "I'm pro jobs, helping people in the community and fighting for veterans."

If Grove is re-elected this year, she would be "termed-out" after those two years of service.

Currently the state assembly has 80 members. Fifty-five are Democrats and 25 are Republicans.

"It takes 41 votes to get any bill out, so they can pass any bill they want," she said.

Grove talked about the constant fight she faces when her party proposes state bills, but they end up being shut down.

But Grove said she doesn't give up.

"You have to represent a fight if you have to keep the conversation going," the assemblywoman said.

Californian reporter Theo Douglas said Grove's opponent, Mari Goodman, has been vocal about helping students who are facing student debt. He asked Grove her thoughts on the subject.

Grove said the Republican caucus introduced a bill when Proposition 30 passed that "would put a tuition freeze on any college increases for the period of time that Prop 30 was in effect, for the seven years."

But the bill got killed, she added.

As the June 3 election nears, Grove said, she will continue to go after her district's needs.

 

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