The two candidates for California governor touted their education agendas Saturday in an effort to court minority voters. Incumbent Gray Davis told the NAACP state conference in Burbank that his administration has done the best it can to increase the opportunities for every child in the state. The governor later appeared at a get-out-the-vote rally in the Asian-American community of Monterey Park.
Republican challenger Bill Simon called for more community college funding as he reached out to an audience of mostly minority students in the San Francisco Bay area. Simon then flew to Modesto to campaign door to door.