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Bush´s Name To Be On State Ballot

Lawmakers have approved legislation to enable Republicans to get President Bush´s name on California´s November ballot next year even though he won´t be nominated for another term until after a state election deadline.

The Senate voted 40-0 yesterday to approve the bill. It passed the Assembly early this morning, 66-2.

The bill would get around the deadline problem by requiring the chairman of the Republican State Central Committee to tell election officials who the apparent GOP nominees for President and Vice President are.

State Senate Minority Leader Jim Brulte of Rancho Cucamonga says the bill will avoid the necessity of printing a supplemental state ballot.