Has California Recall Turned into Davis versus Goliath?

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With 135 candidates, it started out as a free-for-all. Now, California-s recall looks like politics as usual. If Democratic Governor Gray Davis is recalled in Tuesday-s election, polls show Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger is his likely replacement. Political pros say that-s turning it into a two-candidate contest. CNN calls it -Davis versus Goliath.- With Presidential politics heating up, what-s at stake for the major parties? Are right-wing conservatives being left behind? Why would anyone want to be Governor of California at a time like this? We hear from political reporters, consultants, and commentators, a tax reform lobbyist, and the leaders of the California Republican and Democratic Parties.
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Marinucci's article on Bustamante's final push

California Budget

California Republican Party Endorses Schwarzenegger

Gallup Poll on Recall, Schwarzenegger

Bernstein's article on French, Germans



Warren Olney