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Parents > United States > California > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type Special Election
Filing Deadline August 09, 2003 - 12:00pm
Polls Open October 07, 2003 - 09:00am
Polls Close October 07, 2003 - 10:00pm
Term Start November 17, 2003 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 2007 - 12:00pm
Turnout 55.79% Registered 25.56% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedMr. Matt February 21, 2011 04:03pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description
Candidates have until 5 p.m. August 9, 2003 to file papers with the supporting signatures of 65 registered voters and pay a $3,500 filing fee. Elections officials have until Aug. 13 to verify signatures and announce which candidates have qualified.

Question instructing voters to choose a successor to Gray Davis in case Question 1 passes. Gray Davis is not an eligible candidate.

One legacy of early 20th century political reformer Hiram Johnson is the recall election.

In a recall, voters decide whether to throw out an elected official. It's been tried 118 times in 90 years against state officials. It has succeeded exactly four times - two of them in the 1990s in Orange County, when Assembly members Paul Horcher and Doris Allen were tossed from office in the wake of a fight over the speakership.

Democratic Gov. Culbert Olson faced five recall drives, including three his first year in office, and the ugly campaigns helped seal his 1942 defeat at the hands of Earl Warren.

Govs. Pat Brown, Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown, Pete Wilson all faced recall attempts. In all, there have been 32 recall drives against California governors.

Gov. Gray Davis is the latest target. If past is prologue, this attempt will go nowhere. But Davis, burdened with negatives, is seen as vulnerable, and even a failed recall would roil California's political landscape.

Total Vote by Party
Republican- 5,411,123 63%
Democrat- 2,829,935 33%
Green- 247,850 3%
Independent- 156,762 2%
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/2002
NameGray Davis Votes3,533,490 (47.26%)
Term01/03/2003 - 11/17/2003 Margin363,689 (+4.86%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/07/2006
NameArnold Schwarzenegger Votes4,850,157 (55.88%)
Term01/03/2007 - 01/03/2011 Margin1,473,425 (+16.98%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
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KEY RACE? 9.1111001968 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
02/12/2003 10/07/2003
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Richard Riordan 3 ------
Arnold Schwarzenegger 9 18 8 1
Cruz M. Bustamante 3 5 ----
Tom McClintock 4 ------
Leaning Call: Arnold Schwarzenegger (78.49%)
Weighted Call: Arnold Schwarzenegger (91.87%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
04/01/2003 10/01/2003

CANDIDATES
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Name Arnold Schwarzenegger Lt. Gov. Cruz M. Bustamante St. Sen. Tom McClintock Peter Camejo Arianna Huffington Peter Ueberroth Larry Flynt
PartyRepublican Democratic Republican Green Independent Independent Democratic
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Certified Votes4,206,284 (48.58%) 2,724,874 (31.47%) 1,161,287 (13.41%) 242,247 (2.80%) 47,505 (0.55%) 25,134 (0.29%) 17,458 (0.20%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -1,481,410 (-17.11%) -3,044,997 (-35.17%) -3,964,037 (-45.79%) -4,158,779 (-48.03%) -4,181,150 (-48.29%) -4,188,826 (-48.38%)
Predict Avg.23.98% 13.00% 12.33% 0.55% 0.00% 0.00% 0.27%
Cash On Hand 9/28 $3,451,488.00 9/28 $100,114.25 9/28 $305,415.37 9/28 $19,190.94 10/13 $-235,000.01 $-- 8/28 $30,000.00
MATCHUP POLLS (21 from 10 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg36.66%-- 25.65%-- 15.71%-- 2.46%-- 0.43%-- 0.79%-- 0.94%--
Field Poll 
09/29/03-10/01/03
36.00% 9.0 26.00% 6.0 16.00% 2.0 6.00% 4.0 0.00% 3.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Los Angeles Times 
09/30/03-09/30/03
40.00% 15.0 32.00% 2.0 15.00% 3.0 0.00% 2.0 0.00% 3.0 0.00% 8.0 0.00% --
Survey USA 
09/28/03-09/30/03
45.00% 6.0 28.00% 11.0 16.00% 11.0 0.00% -- 3.00% 2.0 0.00% 7.0 0.00% --
Gallup 
09/28/03-09/28/03
40.00% -- 25.00% -- 18.00% -- 5.00% -- 2.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Baselice & Associates (R) 
09/24/03-09/25/03
35.00% -- 31.00% -- 17.00% -- 4.00% -- 3.00% -- 1.00% -- 1.00% --
Public Policy Institute 
09/08/03-09/19/03
26.00% -- 28.00% -- 14.00% -- 0.00% 3.0 0.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
LBT Smart
AENM Angry Russian
R Michael Huffington [L]
D William "Bill" Lockyer [L]
D Jason
R Clint Eastwood [L]
I Todd Richard Lewis
LBT Silver Dime
R TurnerforCongress
R Rockefeller Republican
R Todd Richard Lewis
LBT Classical Liberal
R Rudy Giuliani
R John McCain [L]
R mobst45
R Darrell Issa
  Oakland Tribune
  San Diego Union-Tribune
R Chuck Norris
R William "Bill" W. Simon, Jr.
Veg Alien [L]
R Jester5716
D Qbanito
R Pat Robertson
R Tony82
R Eddie
R Pat Robertson
R Mary Bono
R Richard Riordan
IAP SC-Conservative
D Howard Dean [L]
D the missouri kid
  AFL-CIO
D Ced
D RP
D CA Pol Junkie
AnFed pghopper
R Impy
AM Conservative for America.
  Gilroy Dispatch, The
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
R Moving to Miami
F Blue Republican
D Tsongas Democrat
IND Monsieur
DL Some say...
I Glenn Beck
R PASteve
D DFWDem
D InspectorMorse
REFS --
R Thibo
I particleman
R Wabash
MFL Juan Croniqueur
D Andy
MFL The Oncoming Storm
D InspectorMorse
I Ralph Nader
J Dr. Cynic
I Bill Hillsman
Laf-W Craverguy
I Bill Maher
D Jake
D Bill Maher
I JR725
D InspectorMorse
D Reporting for Duty
P karin1492
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Gary Coleman George B. Schwartzman Mary "Carey" Cook Bruce Martin Margolin William "Bill" W. Simon, Jr. Van Vo John Christopher Burton
PartyIndependent Independent Independent Democratic Republican Republican Independent
Website [Website] [Website] [Website]
Certified Votes14,242 (0.16%) 12,382 (0.14%) 11,179 (0.13%) 9,188 (0.11%) 8,913 (0.10%) 7,226 (0.08%) 6,748 (0.08%)
Margin-4,192,042 (-48.42%) -4,193,902 (-48.44%) -4,195,105 (-48.45%) -4,197,096 (-48.48%) -4,197,371 (-48.48%) -4,199,058 (-48.50%) -4,199,536 (-48.51%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.09% 0.00% 4.00% 0.00% 0.14%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (21 from 10 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 9.73%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Field Poll 
09/29/03-10/01/03
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Los Angeles Times 
09/30/03-09/30/03
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
09/28/03-09/30/03
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% 6.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
09/28/03-09/28/03
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Baselice & Associates (R) 
09/24/03-09/25/03
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Public Policy Institute 
09/08/03-09/19/03
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
DL Some say...
LBT Jed Ziggler
D Blue Wizzrobe
R Ben Stein
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EVENTS
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VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
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10/06/2003 Mary "Carey" Cook TVAd Issue eng Mary Carey for Governor   00:00:30 Incurious Mongrul 

INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 21, 2004 12:00am News Schwarzenegger Is Raising Funds Faster Than Davis  Article Gerald Farinas 
Feb 04, 2004 12:00am Humor DAVIS ACTING UP  Article BILLYW 
Dec 12, 2003 12:00am Analysis Schwarzenegger breaking campaign vows  Article RP 
Oct 08, 2003 12:00am News Davis concedes, Schwarzenegger wins  Article None Entered 
Oct 08, 2003 12:00am News Davis, Democrats lock in successes as GOP reality sets in  Article CA Pol Junkie 
Oct 08, 2003 12:00am News Bush congratulates victorious Schwarzenegger  Article None Entered 

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