One of the Republicans seeking to replace California Governor Gray Davis is promising he wonÂ´t sling mud at Arnold Schwarzenegger or any other candidate. Bill Simon says heÂ´s a “candidate of ideas” and wonÂ´t “get personal.”
Simon, who lost to Davis last fall, tells NBCÂ´s “Today” show heÂ´s for smaller government, better schools, and water and power that Californians can depend on.
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante tells “Today” heÂ´s still urging people to oppose recalling Davis. He says he got in the race as a “second very positive option.”
Asked about SchwarzeneggerÂ´s candidacy, Bustamante remarked that “only in America” could two sons of immigrant families be running for such high office. But, he also thinks SchwarzeneggerÂ´s support of CaliforniaÂ´s Proposition 187 could hurt the actor politically in the immigrant community.
The measure to deny health care and public education to illegal immigrants passed by a wide margin in 1994 but was eventually ruled unconstitutional.