California’s gubernatorial recall election has continued to heat up, and now Democrats are bringing in Californian and Vice President Kamala Harris to assist Governor Gavin Newsom on the campaign trail.
Speaking at a rally for Newsom, Harris warned that Republicans think if they can win California, the rest of the country is fair game.
“They think if they can win in California, they can do this anywhere,” Harris said in her remarks. “Well, we’ll show them you are not going to get this done – not here – not ever.”
She is also voicing support for Newsom on Twitter.
“California, voting is underway!” she said. “Let’s keep @GavinNewsom fighting for Californians in Sacramento and keep the state and nation moving forward. Vote NO on the recall. Sign your envelope and return your mail-in ballot or vote in person by September 14.”
Larry Elder, a conservative radio show host, is the leading candidate to replace Newsom if the recall is successful. His candidacy has sparked opposition and this week, a person in a gorilla mask threw eggs at Elder.
“I’m running for Governor because the decline of California isn’t the fault of its people,” Elder’s campaign website states. “Our government is what’s ruining the Golden State. Our schools are closed to both students and their parents. Our streets aren’t safe from rising violent crime or the disaster of rising homelessness. And the scandals of Sacramento aren’t going to stop on their own. It’s time to tell the truth. We’ve got a state to save.”
Elder has received major endorsements from Republicans like Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, who argues that California has an opportunity to shift its economic and political future.
“This election may go down in history as the moment where the long slow decline of a great state finally stopped,” Rep. Crenshaw said. “Please get out and vote YES on recall and vote for Larry Elder.”