Aug 1, 2009

I can't stay mad at you

The Republican effort to recall Republican Assemblyman Anthony Adams of Claremont for supporting a budget that included temporary tax increases appears to be losing steam. Proponents have gathered about 20,000 signatures, roughly half of what they need to assure the measure gets on the ballot, Joe Mathews reports at his Blockbuster Democracy Blog.

Mathews writes:
Fearless prediction: this recall won't make the ballot. We've already had another budget agreement since the February deal. And voters effectively have said their piece through the May special election, when five of the six measures that were part of the February deal were rejected. For conservatives still angry with Adams (who represents a rare swing district in California), a primary challenge might be a better strategy. Assembly terms, after all, are only two years long.

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