The Fight Of His Life

Just a few weeks after it started to get noticed, the campaign to recall California Governor Gray Davis has gone from being a nettlesome political problem to a real threat to his survival. Organizers of the recall say they have collected more than 500,000 of the 900,000 signatures necessary to qualify for a recall election. "The odds of the recall qualifying have increased to the point of near certainty," says Republican consultant Dan Schnur. And a Democrat strategist acknowledged: "Several people around [Davis] are of the assumption that they have to prepare as if it is going to qualify."


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