Fellow Calif. Dems Stand By Embattled Davis

Finestone, Deborah
June 2003
Bond Buyer;6/19/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31660, p2
Trade Publication
The top Democratic leaders of California aligned themselves to fellow Democrat Governor Gray Davis during the second week of June of 2003 by vowing not to run for office should a recall attempt prove successful. Treasurer Phil Angelides, Attorney General Bill Lockyer, and Controller Steve Westly all said they would not seek the state's highest office. Recall supporters say the governor should be ousted because he lied about the depth of California's fiscal troubles last fall while running for reelection, a charge Davis denies. Multimillionaire U.S. Representative Darrell Issa financed most of the recall petition gathering, and launched his campaign for governor on the recall ballot. Should enough valid signatures qualify it for an election, the ballot would offer a yes or no vote on whether to dismiss Davis, followed by a list of candidates to replace him. Other Republicans weighing whether to run include the party's 2002 gubernatorial nominee Bill Simon Jr. and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said he will not make a decision until after his new movie opens in July.


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