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The 2003 Recall of California Governor Davis - Part 1

During a major state budget crisis, a petition drive - financed in large part by Congressman Darrell Issa - was launched to recall California Governor Gray Davis. Issa hoped to win the governorship through the recall but eventually dropped out when Arnold Schwarzenegger ran and became the major Republican candidate. (The chief Democrat in the race was Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante.) Schwarzenegger had been considering running for governor in a more conventional manner and it was first thought he might not run in the recall and instead support former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Part 1 shows the petition drive and the certifcation of the recall. Part 2 features campaign clips. Part 3 shows the results of the recall and the inauguration of Governor Schwarzenegger. In that clip, the new governor mentions his action in cutting the "car tax," a form of property tax on automobiles. Criticism of this action revived as California entered a new budget crisis during the 2007-08 fiscal year during the governor's second term.
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