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Ronald Reagan Capitol statue approved by California Senate

A statue of former President Ronald Reagan is seen in this undated file photo.

August 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A statue of President Ronald Reagan may soon adorn the halls of the California Capitol.

Three years ago, a statue of the late president was unveiled in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Now, state lawmakers of both parties are backing a bill to place a Reagan statue in Sacramento.

Supporters point out that he is the only California governor to become president. AB2358 passed the Senate 31-0. It returns to the Assembly for final vote.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.