The Digital Journalist
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July 22, 2003, Burbank, CA: "I'm the only openly gay candidate to be on the Democratic ballot for governor in the entire United States," says Ronald Jason Palmieri, after appearing on Jay Leno's Tonight Show in Burbank, Sept. 22, 2003. Palmieri appeared with 89 other candidates who are trying to replace Gray Davis as governor of California.