This past week, Governor Gavin Newsom went after recall election candidate, Larry Elder. Newsom did not mention Elder by name but referred to him as the only front-runner among other candidates.
During a Zoom call with campaign volunteers, Newsom said,
“The leading candidate thinks climate change is a hoax, believes we need more offshore oil drilling, more fracking, does not believe a woman has the right to choose [and] actually came out against Roe v. Wade, does not believe in a minimum wage,”
Newsom said Elder was a supporter of hydraulic fracturing as well as being a threat to abortion rights that were established under the Roe vs. Wade decision of 1973.
The next day during a news conference at a San Bernadino school, Newsom would say that Elder was endorsed by Rudy Giuliani, a former Trump advisor. He would also say that Elder believes former President Trump's claims that the election was stolen. The Governor would also discuss Elder's comments about believing the ideal minimum wage in California be $0.
A spokesperson for Larry Elder discussed Governor Newsom's claims by claiming the current Governor is scared,
“Gavin Newsom is running scared. He cannot defend his horrendous record on crime, homelessness, the rising cost of living, water shortages, uncontrollable wildfires, and tyrannical COVID lockdowns,” spokeswoman Ying Ma said in an email. “Larry believes in liberty, personal responsibility, private enterprise, and the ingenuity of the people of California, not Newsom’s repressive edicts or the cronyism of his allies.”
The recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom takes place on September 14th. Ballots will be mailed and should be arriving to voters within the next few days and weeks. There will be two questions on the ballot, “Shall GAVIN NEWSOM be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?” and if yes, “Candidates to succeed GAVIN NEWSOM as Governor if he is recalled:”