Sunday, December 13, 2020

California: Prominent national Republicans endorse Gubernatorial recall effort

More movement on the third recall attempt against Governor Gavin Newsom (D), with reports that Newsom's team is nervous and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee endorsing the effort. It had previously gotten abit of propulsion due to a group outing that Newsom took to the French Laundry restaurant. This recall effort lists a kitchen sink grouping of reasons, though it is focused on the economic damage of the pandemic. 

The lead petitioner is Yolo County Deputy Sheriff Orrin Heatlie, and one of the supporters is Tom Del Beccaro, the former Chairman of the California Republican Party. This article claims that they have 700,000 signatures, though that it obviously unproven. Two potential candidates are named, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and former gubernatorial candidate John Cox, who lost to Newsom by more than 20% in 2018.

Two previous petitions against Newsom failed. Petitioners would need 1495709 signatures.

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