California: Political A-T-M?

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, May 22, 2006

Vice President Dick Cheney is in California for two days to help drum up support for Republican candidates - much of that being fiscal support.  Some might call California a political A-T-M of sorts.  Republican Party Spokesman Patrick Dorenson says he wouldn’t put it quite like that – but it’s no secret that it’s a big fund-raising state:

“Both parties come to California to raise money.  We certainly have a lot of people on either side that are willing to give, but more than an ATM, my phrase would be, you got to hunt where the ducks are and here’s where the ducks are.”

Dorenson says that’s due mostly to California’s size and economic and political clout.  Governor Schwarzenegger is not meeting with the Vice President while he’s in town.  Dorenson says that’s not a concern - adding that the Governor has his own campaign to run.