Recall of Sen. Huff looks unlikely

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An effort to recall state Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) failed to collect any valid signatures and will fail, Huff’s office announced today.

Representatives for the senator checked with three counties where a combined total of at least 65,535 signatures needed to be submitted to initiate a recall election, but found that none had been turned in, according to a statement.

The registrars of voters in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange counties have until 5 p.m. today to submit any recall petition signatures to the Secretary of State’s office, but none had been submitted by noon.

County officials could not immediately confirm whether they had received signatures or whether any had been submitted to the Secretary of State’s office.

Huff, in a triumphant statement, criticized the attempted recall.

The effort was launched by conservatives who blasted Huff for supporting Proposition 1A, a measure on the May special election ballot, and violating a pledge not to raise taxes.

Prop. 1A had called for a spending cap and creation of a “rainy day fund” for California, but would have also extended temporary sales tax and vehicle license fee increases.

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Written by Zain Shauk

December 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm

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