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California / Governor Recall Election / Schwarzenegger / Latino Voters #735160

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Number of people filing papers to run in California’s gubernatorial election and actor candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger’s lead over Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante among Latinos noted.

(Los Angeles: Kelly O’Donnell) The fight to win Latino votes featured; details given about Schwarzenegger’s support of Proposition 187, which denied public services for undocumented immigrants, and the selection of former Governor Pete Wilson, who led the fight for 187, as his campaign co-chair. [Southwest Voter Registration & Education Project Antonio GONZALEZ†- notes the importance of Prop 187 to Latinos in California.] [“LA Opinion” political editor Pilar MARRERO†- says Wilson is persona non grata in the Latino community.] [Governor Gray DAVIS – comments on signing legislation to allow undocumented workers to get driver’s licenses.]

Williams, Brian;
O’Donnell, Kelly

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