Good Timing Aided Bustamante's Rise

California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante could be the state's next governor — if his fellow Democrat, Gov. Gray Davis, is recalled in an Oct. 7 vote, and if Bustamante wins the most votes in a parallel election. Bustamante worked as a staff member in the state assembly for many years. Supporters say he has a knack for listening — and for being in the right place at the right time. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.



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