A bare-knuckles campaign to kick Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger out of office was abandoned Thursday by the state's powerful prison guards union.
The California Correctional Peace Officers Association dropped its recall bid but continued to throw verbal jabs.
"We continue to believe that Governor Schwarzenegger needs to return to what he's good at, making movies," spokesman Lance Corcoran said.
Schwarzenegger's predecessor, Democrat Gray Davis, is the only California governor ever to be recalled, but the threat against the Republican governor sparked shock waves because CCPOA is one of the state's most powerful unions, spending $17 million on political campaigns since 2005.
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