Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign for embattled California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday in an effort to bolster his chances of beating a recall election on September 14, Newsom announced.
“I am excited to join my friend and our vice president next week,” Newsom said to the Sacramento Bee. “The stakes of this election couldn’t be higher.”
President Joe Biden also released a statement encouraging Californians to keep Newsom in power and saying the state is headed in the right direction despite a number of crises. But Harris and Biden have both been under pressure after a flawed pullout of the military from Afghanistan.
Republican Larry Elder, a conservative author and radio host, seems to have become Newsom’s main target in recent weeks, and is polling high among the many candidates who want to replace him.
Mail-in voting in the state has already started, and the Democrat base seems less motivated than the GOP in the wake of several incidents in the last year where Newsom has seemed to act hypocritically against his own COVID protocols.
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