Governor Schwarzenegger-s Political Power

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-Big man, big money, and a big state bond- is the headline in today-s San Francisco Chronicle, which says that Arnold Schwarzenegger has become -the biggest force California politics has seen in years.- Though there-s no doubt that the Governor won a big political victory yesterday, when voters approved his $15-billion bond measure, Schwarzenegger's popularity and salesmanship didn-t do it alone. Help from the Democrats was a big factor-and he may need it again. If there-s continuing gridlock in Sacramento, how often can he go back to the voters? We look at the prospects for financial stability and political reform in a state that remains as polarized as it-s ever been with pollster Mark Baldassare and Phil Matier, who wrote today's Chronicle story.
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