In California gubernatorial recall election of 2003, the Reform Party of California put party chairman and former congressional candidate Jeff Rainforth on the ballot, making him one of 135 candidates. At the time, he stated: "Our message, which has been the same for the last 10 years, is fiscal responsibility and political accountability. We're primarily interested in the financial well-being of the United States and keeping American jobs in the U.S."  Rainforth received 435 votes.
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^"Candidate Close-ups". Los Angeles Times. 2003-09-28. pp. Metro.4. ISSN0458-3035.