Even before he was defeated in California’s Republican U.S. Senate primary last week, conservative former state legislator Howard Kaloogian was launching a new campaign. This one is to recall Democratic State Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer for failure to take action against San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s issuing of gay marriage licenses.

Last year, Kaloogian served as chairman of the initial committee to recall former Democratic Gov. Gray Davis. Last week, he served Lockyer with a Notice of Intent to Recall. Along with fellow Davis-recall operative Ted Costa, Kaloogian has begun collecting signatures to place Lockyer’s recall on the statewide ballot. In denouncing his failure to defend California’s Proposition 22 (defining marriage as a union between man and woman), Kaloogian contrasted Lockyer with New Mexico Democratic Atty. Gen. Patricia Madrid, who dispatched law enforcement to stop gay marriages in her state.