Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose enters California recall election

(Diamond Bar, CA) (7/2/03) (right) Congressman Doug Ose, chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs and staff director Dan Skopec (left) are photographed at the hearing, "California Gasoline Markets: From

Former Republican congressman Doug Ose says he's entering the California recall election aimed at ousting Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Ose becomes the third established Republican to enter the race, joining former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and businessman John Cox.

Ose is a businessman from the Sacramento area who says he's ready to work across party lines to get businesses and schools reopened. His announcement follows the kickoff Monday of Newsom's campaign.

Recall organizers say they have enough signatures to place the election on the ballot, though county officials are still reviewing them.