Denham Recall Effort Has Ended

May 7, 2008 8:58:09 PM PDT
Democratic State Senate Leader Don Perata says he's ending his campaign to recall Republican State Senator Jeff Denham of Merced.

It's an abrupt political reversal for Perata who spear-headed the recall effort.

In calling off the recall Senate President Don Perata claims the effort has achieved its goals.

Perata, a democrat targeted Denham a republican because he joined other republicans in the annual ritual of delaying passage of the state budget.

Perata says he's won agreement from republicans on key issues and says he's ending the recall to put politics aside.