chapter  4
Governor Gray Davis: Triumph, Decline, Denial
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The power crisis, the recession, and the budget deficit were crucial factors in the shaping of the perfect storm. But other states have faced and are facing these same problems or worse, and their governors have not been recalled (yet). Other factors also contributed to the recall, including the governor’s response to these big problems, his personality and political style, and, ultimately, the availability of alternatives to the sitting governor.