Arnold-Democrat Split Adds Spark to California Recall

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If Governor Gray Davis is recalled, almost 400 Californians have filed to replace him. Only about 15 have turned in the required 65 valid signatures and $3500, but there will be more to come. In terms of name recognition, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger will stand above all the others. Last night, after the millionaire action hero announced his candidacy for Governor of California on Jay Leno-s Tonight Show, taking even his own aides and Republican allies by surprise. Democrats broke ranks, complicating Davis- effort to keep his job. First out of the box were Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante and Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi. We thread our way through the chaos of California-s next gubernatorial election with reporters, a Republican political strategist, and the chair of the California Democratic Party.
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California State Supreme Court

Insurance Commissioner Garamendi

Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante

Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Schwarzenegger's website

California Recall Election - Candidate Status Report



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