As Bill Bradley’s New West Notes noted last week:
Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggerâ€™s political committee, the California Dream Team â€” formerly the California Recovery Team, and maybe the old name should be brought back â€” today instigated the signature gathering portion of a proposed redistricting reform initiative for the November ballot. Spokeswoman Julie Soderlund says the former action superstarâ€™s committee has just made an initial $50,000 contribution to get the ball rolling, and expressed confidence that they have plenty of time to qualify the measure.
Schwarznegger has been pushing for redistricting reform since before he first ran for governor in 2003, with a somewhat flawed measure calling for a mid-decade redistricting going down to defeat in 2005.
Kevin D. Korenthal, the SoCalPundit, noted the email from he got from joinarnold.com this weekend. The Governor’s political website has gotten a makeover, and its new blog announces the news here. JoinArnold.com also points readers to Common Cause for more information.