Riordan Slips on Republican Race for Governor

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Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan was once a shoo-in for the Republican nomination for Governor of California. Last month, he was still comfortably ahead of both Secretary of State Bill Jones and fellow multi-millionaire businessman Bill Simon. But he is the leader no more. By Tuesday, a Los Angeles Times poll showed that Simon had pulled up even. On Wednesday, the statewide Field Poll showed Simon with a 6-point lead among likely voters in the March 5 primary election. Now, even the White House, which encouraged Riordan to run, is now making overtures to Simon. Richard Riordan explains his plan for becoming California-s -comeback kid.-

Interview with Bill Simon (aired February 26), Bill Jones (aired February 28).

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