The push is on as the recall election looms ahead less than a week away.
California Govenor Gray Davis admitted it hasnÂ´t been easy. “I have always known it would be a tough fight. And it is a tough fight,” he told supporters in Los Angeles Wednesday. “But, I am going to continue fighting for what I believe in.”
Along side the governor, Democratic Presidential candidate Westly Clark urged those gathered to defeat the recall, but he also said – in Spanish – to vote for Lt. Govenor Cruz Bustimonte.
Davis will campaign with foremer President Bill Clinton Thursday.
Meantime, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger stepped into the role of governor today with a speech outlining his agenda for the first 100 days in office.
Schwarzenegger spoke to about 400 supporters Wednesday in Sacramento, saying, “We are ready to take office. We are ready to take action. We are ready to return California to the people.”
The actor-turned-politician repeated a number of pledges he has previously made during his campaign. He said on his first day in office, he would repeal the tripling of the state car tax, have the state budget audited and call a special legislative session to enact spending cuts. Schwarzenegger said he also plans to seek a percentage of Indian gaming revenue and renegotiate state employee union contracts.