“Everything he’s been saying in the buildup to his new movie indicates he’s in campaign mode,” says an L.A.-based Republican fundraiser. “We don’t have anything definitive, but we think he’s going to do it.”
Schwarzenegger probably won’t be alone. Rep. Dan Issa has pumped some of his own money into the recall funding, and has talked about challenging Davis (who has already smeared Issa in planted stories). There also continue to be rumblings among some state party loyalists that National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice should not be overlooked. But it appears Rice’s timing may be off. She is viewed as a critical player in the Bush Administration’s Middle East peace efforts, which will certainly carry her through 2003. But if she doesn’t run for governor now, another window might be closing.
Should a Republican win the recall election, that person would be positioned to run for re-election in 2006. “Sometimes the timing isn’t right,” says the fundraiser. “This is the kind of thing that sometimes leads to unexpected, or new, opportunities.”
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