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Schwarzenegger makes pitch for ballot measures

May 18, 2009 |  9:40 am

In a last-ditch effort to rally Californians behind ballot measures in Tuesday's special election, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will participate this morning in a town hall meeting in the City of Industry.

Schwarzenegger has been aggressively campaigning for the passage of propositions 1A through 1F, aimed at restructuring  the state’s budget, warning of dire consequences should the measures fail. He visited three African American churches in Los Angeles over the weekend to ask voters to support the measures.

The state’s budget deficit is projected to climb to $21.3 billion if the ballot measures fail. Most measures have been trailing in the polls.

The town hall is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. at the Industry Hills Expo Center in the City of Industry and will be webcast live.

--Victoria Kim

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