In an unexpected turn of events last Thursday, prominent local
Democrat Brett Wagner distanced himself from efforts to recall 3rd
District Supervisor Brooks Firestone, while simultaneously listing
endorsements from prominent Democrats for his run against Firestone
in 2008. A former congressional candidate for the 24th District,
Wagner began publicizing the recall campaign in early March, a
matter of days after dropping out of the federal race. Despite
having been the chief mover and shaker behind the campaign, Wagner
now says that his personal contribution to the effort will not go
beyond signing the petition. (Recall campaigners need 7,404
signatures in the next 120 days to secure an election.) Proving
that it’s never too early to start political posturing, Wagner
boasted that both Democratic governor hopefuls Phil Angelides and
Steve Westly, as well as lieutenant governor candidate Jackie
Speier, have pledged their support for his 2008 campaign.


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