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California Prepares for Gubernatorial Recall

HeadlineJul 24, 2003

An unprecedented gubernatorial recall vote will take place in California as soon as September, the Secretary of State announced yesterday.

Opponents of Democrat Gov. Gray Davis submitted a ballot petition signed by 1.3 million voters calling for the recall of the governor who was elected less than a year ago.

The recall move was largely bankrolled by wealthy Republican Congressman Darrell Issa who opposes gun control and abortion. He contributed at least $1.7 million to the campaign.

If Davis is recalled, it could set the stage for Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for office and become the second actor to become governor of California. The first was Ronald Reagan.

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