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Question for the White House: Do you want a Republican in the California Governor's mansion? Answer: Let the people of Calfornia decide.

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Does Bush Want a GOP Governor in California?

Question for the White House: Do you want a Republican in the California Governor’s mansion? Answer: Let the people of Calfornia decide.

President Bush is almost certain to campaign for Republicans in three of the four states electing governors this fall. But it is still up in the air whether he will be involved in the biggest state race of all — that to determine a successor to California Gov. Gray Davis if the embattled Democrat is recalled October 7th.

Asked by HUMAN EVENTS if the President had a position on the California contest and would campaign in the Golden State for any of the Republican gubernatorial hopefuls this fall, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan replied “The President feels that’s a matter for the people of California to decide.”

Pressed by our reporter as to whether the President wanted a Republican governor in California or not, McClellan said “There are several Republican candidates in California” and repeated that, “at this time,” the recall was a matter for Californians to decide.”

But he added that “if the situation changes, I will let you know.”

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John Gizzi has come to be known as â??the man who knows everyone in Washingtonâ? and, indeed, many of those who hold elected positions and in party leadership roles throughout the United States. With his daily access to the White House as a correspondent, Mr. Gizzi offers readers the inside scoop on whatâ??s going on in the nationâ??s capital. He is the author of a number of popular Human Events features, such as â??Gizzi on Politicsâ? and spotlights of key political races around the country. Gizzi also is the host of â??Gizziâ??s America,â? video interviews that appear on HumanEvents.com. Gizzi got his start at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Voice,The Jim Bohannon Show, Fox 5, WUSA 9, America's Radio News Network and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC -- and has appeared on France24 TV and German Radio. He is a past president of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council, and secretary of the West End Friends of the Library. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002. John Gizzi is also a credentialed correspondent at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has questioned two IMF managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine LaGarde, and has become friends with international correspondents worldwide. Johnâ??s email is JGizzi@EaglePub.Com

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