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August 14, 2003|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

FINAL TALLY

State election officials finalized candidates for the Oct. 7 special election, confirming 135 names will appear on the ballot.

BUFFETT SIGNS ON

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the hiring of billionaire Warren Buffett as his campaign's senior financial advisor.

ABORTION ISSUE

Gov. Gray Davis appeared in San Francisco with women's groups, vowing to continue his support for abortion rights.

CONSERVATIVES CAMPAIGN

Bill Simon Jr. campaigned in San Francisco, while Tom McClintock made radio appearances.

TEAMING UP

Peter Camejo met with Arianna Huffington to further discuss their alliance. The two candidates have pledged to campaign cooperatively to get a "progressive" message out.

BUSH VISIT

President Bush prepares for a two-day fund-raising swing through Southern California today. He is expected to stay above the recall fray.

100-YEAR-OLD CANDIDATE DOESN'T MAKE THE CUT

A 100-year-old woman celebrated as the oldest candidate in California's recall election did not make the certified list of candidates released Wednesday. Mathilda Spak of Long Beach, whose candidacy was sponsored by the 99 Cents Only Stores after the company relaxed its initial requirement that its candidate be 99 years old, did not turn in the required 65 signatures, the secretary of state's office said.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"There is a personal element. I'm outraged by [Davis'] deficit in vision and leadership." -- former Republican California Gov. Pete Wilson, citing payback after five years of listening to Democrats criticize his two terms as governor.

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