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Prominent Democrats Come To Davis’ Aid

Governor Davis will be joined by fellow Democrat former President Bill Clinton for a second straight day as Davis fights the recall. This morning Davis and fellow Democrats Clinton and Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante will visit a new elementary school in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton. The school is named after the former president.

Clinton appeared with Davis yesterday at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. It is the oldest black congregation in Los Angeles. Clinton said: “Gray Davis and I have been friends for a long time, and I don´t want this happening to him. This is way bigger than him. … It´s California I worry about.”

Other prominent national Democrats are scheduled to campaign alongside Davis in opposition to the October 7 recall vote. They include former Vice President Al Gore, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and several candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Governor Davis are both turning to high-profile friends as the October 7 recall election looms. The actor and his wife, Maria Shriver are scheduled to appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” today. Winfrey is a long-time friend of the Schwarzeneggers. Polls show Schwarzenegger is still struggling to win over women voters. His appearance on Oprah will allow him to speak directly to the show´s mostly female audience.