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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Thomas Reynolds
William Theophilus Brown, a painter who enjoyed success for more than half-a-century and was closely associated with the San Francisco Bay area's "figurative" movement, has died. He was 92.
It's the most populous state in the union, with an economy larger than most countries and a former governor who is the former "Terminator." But when times are tough, California turns to the big guns, the mercenaries who give voice to the voiceless: Washington lobbyists.
Republicans will pick up a minimum of 10 state legislative chambers in November, putting the party in a much stronger position for the coming battles on redistricting and the battle for control of the House, Republican State Legislative Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie predicted Thursday.
Boehner, at the time House majority leader, and former New York Rep. Tom Reynolds, who headed the GOP's re-election campaign, said they had spoken with then-Speaker Denny Hastert about some details of the matter months earlier.
RSLC Vice Chairman Tom Reynolds said that "under a best-case scenario," the GOP would gain control of enough state legislative chambers to ensure that when the electoral map is redrawn after this year's national census, Republicans will have at least 20 - maybe 25 - additional safe congressional districts.