Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the left-wing rabble-rouser, campaigned for Gavin Newsom (D) on Saturday as he fights a recall election campaign that could replace him with the first black governor.
Warren joined Newsom to warn Democrats about the horrors a governor like Larry Elders, conservative talk radio host, could bring as he is the frontrunner among challengers. Instead of selling them on Newsom’s record.
The Los Angeles Times reported:
Warren warned that replacing Newsom could put California on a path toward becoming more like Texas, where Republican political leaders have instituted a strict new abortion ban, or Florida, where the Republican governor has tried to bar school mask mandates.
“Governors matter,” Warren (D-Mass.) said at the Newsom campaign rally at Culver City High School. “Just consider this week what we’ve seen in Texas: a state legislature and Republican governor who are willing to set vigilantes loose to prey on vulnerable women who want to make their own decisions about their bodies.”
With his political survival in peril, Newsom is leaning on an anti-recall campaign that relies heavily on multimillion-dollar spending on mostly negative ads along with support from Warren and other big-name Democrats, hoping it’s enough to persuade California’s left-leaning voter majority to cast ballots in what could be a tight, low-turnout election.
Newsom will be joined by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to campaign in Santa Ana on Sunday. Newsom is targeting women in his campaign, as the media is running a smear campaign against Elder, alleging he is derogatory towards women.
Polls suggest the campaign is working, with the “no” vote rising throughout August after the “yes” vote looked even or ahead in earlier polls. In August alone, Newsom and his political backers spent $36 million alone, double the amount of pro-recall forces have raised, as the September 14 election day nears spending has increased.