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   Lockyer admits crossing aisle for recall vote
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MediaNewspaper - San Diego Union-Tribune
News DateMonday, October 20, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAttorney General Bill Lockyer, one of California's most venerable and partisan Democratic politicians, stunned a political conference yesterday by saying he voted for Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger in the recent recall election.

Lockyer said he strongly opposed the recall of Gov. Gray Davis but voted for Schwarzenegger as an optimistic antidote to what he regards as a depressingly negative political culture.

"I voted for Arnold. First time I've ever voted for a Republican in my life for a partisan office," he said. "I looked at the list (of candidates). It was a crappy list. He represented for me what he did for others hope, change, reform, opportunity, upbeat, problem-solving. I want that."

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