California GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Delivers Signatures for Initiative to Repeal Gas Tax Hike

GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox strolled up to the stack of 12 boxes in front of the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder’s offices in Norwalk on Monday and placed his hands on top of his party’s hope for success in 2018.

Gubernatorial candidate John Cox, left, and Assembly candidate Bill Essayli load boxes of signatures for the gas tax repeal initiative. Recent polls have differed on whether voters would repeal the tax and fee hike. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Gubernatorial candidate John Cox, left, and Assembly candidate Bill Essayli load boxes of signatures for the gas tax repeal initiative. Recent polls have differed on whether voters would repeal the tax and fee hike. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

The boxes, stacked four across and three high, contained 211,000 signatures for an initiative to repeal recent increases in California’s gas tax and vehicle fees.

Cox says the effort has gathered more than 940,000 signatures from registered voters to put the measure on the ballot — far more than the 585,407 signatures that are required.

The aim: to bring out the party’s base to the polls this November and help candidates in tough congressional and legislative races down the ticket.

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