Hasta La Vista, Arnold?

Cruz Bustamante may be the last, best hope for California's Democrats--and he's leading in one poll

Squat, round and balding, Cruz Bustamante is the first to admit he's no swashbuckling political rock star. As lieutenant governor of California, he has duties that are largely ceremonial and unnoticed. Just before he was reelected last November, a poll showed that only 59% of California voters knew who he was, despite his six years in the state assembly and four years as lieutenant governor. But because of a quirk of electoral politics--and because no other Democrat wanted to take the plunge--Bustamante, 50, became the "just in case" candidate for his party in the current recall election. He is the party's...

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