Indian Givers

Daniel Weintraub of the Sacramento Bee has superb coverage of things Californian, especially The Recall. He now reports that California’s Indian Tribes, who are expected to contribute big bucks to Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante’s campaign (he supports their gambling rights), might instead make heavy contributions to conservative state sen. Tom McClintock.

If they spent, say, $4 million on behalf of state Sen. Tom McClintock, the most conservative Republican in the race, they might pump McClintock’s numbers up while hurting Arnold and not harming Cruz a bit. Remember, Cruz needs a split GOP vote to win. That would be one way to get it.

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