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99 Cents Only jumps into Cali governor's race

Commerce, CA — Extreme value retailer 99 Cents Only, known for creative promotions such as giving away television sets to the first 99 customers to arrive for a store grand opening, is making hay with the California governor recall election.

The retailer is searching for a 99-year-old Californian to sponsor in the Oct. 7 plebiscite. The company announced it will pay the $3,499.99 filing fee and gather the signatures needed to put the chosen candidate on the ballot.