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Offical Voter Info Guide Cal Statewide Special Election 10-7-2003
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Proponent's Grounds for Recall / Governor's Response

Proponent's Recall Argument / Governor's Recall Argument

Candidates to Succeed Gray Davis as Governor if He Is Recalled

  • As the state's chief executive officer, oversees most state departments and agencies and appoints judges.
  • Proposes new laws and approves or vetoes legislation.
  • Prepares and submits the annual state budget.
  • Mobilizes and directs state resources during emergencies.

Arianna Huffington
1158 26th Street #428
Santa Monica, CA 90403

I am running for Governor to break the hold that special interests have on Sacramento. To give the voters of California an independent, progressive leader. My opinions are not for sale, and my support will not be on the auction block. I am also running because I believe that the only way things are going to change is if We the People become outraged—and mobilized to remake our democracy. Our failed political system has left California deeply in debt. Corporate fat cats get away with paying less than their fair share of taxes. We have crumbling schools but pricey new prisons. Our natural resources are for sale to the highest bidder. I have spent my life as a journalist, author and social activist writing and speaking out on these kinds of issues. Now I am taking on the role of citizen politician to tackle them head on. After all, our founding fathers weren't professional politicians. The time has come to take back our government. To make sure that it works for all Californians, not just those who can afford to buy a politician. I will put the needs of the people over the demands of the big-money elites. This is not a question of right or left; it's a question of right or wrong. Please join me in this effort. Together we can end the corruption in Sacramento. Together we can win!

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