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Verbal Sparring, Serious Issues Mark Calif. Gov. Debate

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Verbal Sparring, Serious Issues Mark Calif. Gov. Debate

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Verbal Sparring, Serious Issues Mark Calif. Gov. Debate

Verbal Sparring, Serious Issues Mark Calif. Gov. Debate

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The first debate among the five leading candidates in the recall election to replace Calif. Gov. Gray Davis is marked by one-liners, insults, and serious proposals. During the 90-minute debate, the candidates answered 12 questions they had seen in advance on issues such as the state's budget crisis and immigration. NPR's John McChesney reports.

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