Until Tuesday, there’s nowhere to hide from political ads

In the final countdown to special-election day, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his opponents are taking to the airwaves, the streets – and anywhere else they can – in a flurry of last-minute get-out-the-vote efforts. Schwarzenegger is being joined by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as part of a bus tour the governor’s campaign has dubbed “Reform to Rebuild Express” that will include stops in Riverside, San Diego, Orange County and the San Gabriel Valley. Democrats are planning similar events across the state to mobilize voters in their campaigns against the four measures the governor is supporting on ballot – Propositions 74, 75, 76 and 77, dealing with teacher tenure, union political spending, redistricting and the state budget. “We are bringing together all the different groups that have formed a coalition against this governor,” said Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuez, D-Los Angeles. Nuez will be traveling to the Bay Area and Central California before returning to Los Angeles for rallies. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week And voters will not be able to hide from the messages. Both sides have extensive television commercials planned through the weekend along with mailers. Schwarzenegger’s camp also has purchased banners on the popular Yahoo! Internet site. “We have put together one of the largest, most aggressive get-out-the-vote efforts in the history of California,” said Todd Harris, a spokesman for the Schwarzenegger campaign. “We are doing all we can to get as many people as we can to the polls.” Nuez said Democrats also are seeking a high turnout to send a message to the governor. “I think, ultimately, the message to the governor will be you can’t be a bully and push people around,” Nuez said. “He has been attacking California’s heroes – the teachers and firefighters and policemen. Our hope is for people to get out and vote.” Nuez said he also was looking ahead after the election, and the relationship between the governor and legislators. “It’s all about how the governor decides to act with us,” Nuez said. “If he does get serious and works with us, truly works with us, we will be there. If he just decides to talk about it, well, we’ll see. It is all up to him on what happens after next Tuesday.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 [email protected] FOR MORE INFORMATION www.calvoter.org/covg The California Voter Foundation publishes the California Online Voter Guide, featuring news articles and top campaign contributors for and against each measure, along with information about the voting process, voting equipment, and how to contact county election offices. www.easyvoter.org A collaboration of the California State Library, the Secretary of State and the League of Women Voters, this eight-page booklet gives an overview of each measure and pro/con arguments. www.smartvoter.org Produced by the League of Women Voters, this site offers information on the numerous local races and measures around the state, as well as analyses and pros/cons of the eight statewide propositions. www.ss.ca.gov/elections/statewidespecial.htm The Secretary of State’s site features polling place lookups, contents of the state ballot pamphlet, and information on multilingual voter services. cal-access.ss.ca.gov/Campaign/Measures This Secretary of State campaign-disclosure site offers a look at how much money proposition campaigns are raising and who’s giving it. Source: The California Voter Foundation160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more

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