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ORANGE COUNTY – Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Fred M. Whitaker released the following statement after an appellate court suspended the Democrats’ unlawful and politically driven attempt to save Senator Josh Newman from being recalled by his constituents:

“I am delighted by Justice Vance W. Raye’s order against the Democrats’ unlawful attempt to change the rules of the recall process mid-stream in a shameful effort to protect Josh Newman’s seat,” said Chairman Fred Whitaker. “Well over 90,000 Senate District 29 voters have gone on record signing the petition to recall Josh Newman over his deciding vote in favor of the gas tax. This court order protects the integrity of the political process and ensures that their voices will be heard. Make no mistake about it – Newman will be recalled – in spite of any other tricks that the Democrats attempt to pull between now and the fall.”

“This critical victory for taxpayers would not be possible without the invaluable work of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Without their involvement, the Democrats’ insatiable appetite for power would go unchecked to the detriment of middle class families who are struggling to make it in a state that has one of the highest tax burdens in the nation. The time is now to provide tax relief and restore prosperity for hard-working Californians.”


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