Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom of California admitted over the weekend that Republican recall candidate Larry Elder could replace him as California’s governor.
Newsom, who is facing harsh scrutiny for his failed COVID-19 pandemic response, made the comments at a campaign stop at a Mexican resturaunt.
“Though we defeated Trump, we didn’t defeat Trumpism. Trumpism is still alive and well, even here in the state of California,” Newsom said, trying to pin his failures on Trump and his allies. “If you don’t believe me, just consider … the likely person to enter an oath of office, to enter in the governor’s office in just a matter of weeks if we don’t reject this recall.”
“Don’t think for a second that this recall is not about all of you,” the governor continued. “It’s about each and every one of us and the values we hold dear.”
Newsom’s approval ratings are slipping as the recall effort gains steam.
“The latest Emerson College and Nexstar Media’s ‘Inside California Politics’ poll shows support for the effort to oust Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom has grown in recent weeks as the state has experienced an increase in COVID-19 transmission,” The Daily Wire reported.
The poll “found support for the recall at 46%, up from 43% in the previous poll from July 20, two weeks ago. However, 48% said they opposed the recall, and 6% of likely voters are undecided, pollsters found, adding that the number of undecided voters had fallen 3%.”
“Newsom’s approval rating fell from 49% last month to 48% in the current poll. In addition, 42% said they disapproved of Newsom’s job performance, while 10% were unsure or had no opinion,” The Daily Wire continued.
Support behind Larry Elder has only increased as the radio show host announced that he has raised an insane amount of money.
According to Elder himself, he has raised almost $4.5 million in just the first 19 days of announcing his bid to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom in the special recall election scheduled for September 14th.
The total, according to his campaign, includes contributions received “from July 12, 2021, the day Elder announced his candidacy, to July 31, 2021, the end of the latest reporting period.” The team explained that 46,000 donors have backed him with their financial support, making the average donation $84.00.
According to Politico, “In mere weeks, his total eclipsed what fellow Republicans had raised in months, and daily filings show Elder has pulled in another $440,000 in the first few days of August.”
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