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Locals contribute over $3.4M to fight Newsom recall

Original post made on Aug 26, 2021

With the California recall election less than three weeks away, the campaign fighting the effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom has established a commanding lead in cash raised -- with local donors playing a major role.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 26, 2021, 11:27 AM

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Posted by CyberVoter
a resident of Atherton: other
on Aug 26, 2021 at 12:34 pm

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There is a lot of money being spent by those who have made a staggering amount of money from Newsome's spending & massive regulations. Removing Newsome & breaking the Democratic/Progressive stranglehold on CA will cause real economic damage to these elites. Meanwhile Californians outside of SF, LA & Sacramento are overwhelmingly for the recall because Newsome's lies and "policies" are destroying their lives.

Newsome's greatest fear is that the CA people will wake up & follow Howard Beale in "Network" -Web Link

Posted by MenloBeeKeeper
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 26, 2021 at 1:13 pm

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The article states: “Of the roughly $58 million that the main anti-recall campaign has raised to date, the vast majority has come from labor unions and statewide political action committees.” Newsom doesn’t have support from voters, he has support from unions and the political machine. This recall isn’t about Trump (though Newsom would like you to think so)- it’s about voters that are not happy with how Newsom is running the state of California.

Posted by MenloBeeKeeper
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 26, 2021 at 1:15 pm

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Aug 26, 2021 at 9:32 pm

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Newsom may be a B- governor, but anyone who thinks a talk show host will do better is seriously delusional.

Posted by ln
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Aug 27, 2021 at 5:45 pm

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As someone once said, we'd probably have a better governor than Newsom by picking a name randomly from the phone book. Pretty much anyone I know would do a better job than Newsom has done to....I mean for California. And no one I know would have been so tone deaf to have had an unmasked $15000 dinner at The French Laundry with their favorite lobbyists. He's terrible. Get him out of office!

Posted by Observer
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Aug 30, 2021 at 12:43 pm

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Well, I guess "someone" is wrong.

The real travesty is that Newsom will receive more votes than any other candidate, but because of the two-step process, could be replaced by a candidate selected by fewer than 5% of voters.

The leading opponent thinks we should return to the 1950s, doesn't believe in the vaccine or climate change, opposes equal rights and minimum wage, and has no clue (much less experience) about how to govern one of the world's largest economies.

Sure, the French Laundry stunt was idiotic. But the only people it affected were the servers at the restaurant who got a generous tip that night. Otherwise, Newsom has been a model of good governance when it comes to managing the pandemic. Have there been missteps? Sure, none of us knew what we were facing in March 2020, so he had to improvise as he's gone along. But there's a reason that the numbers have been so much better in California -- dragged down only by red parts of the state.

Posted by Enough
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 2, 2021 at 8:37 am

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I don't know about anyone else but the propaganda ads against the recall bother me. They refer to this as "the Republican Recall". I am a pretty hard core democrat and I signed the petition and I know a lot of Democrats that did. Why? Because more important than party affiliation is integrity and character. Newsom had an affair with the wife of his friend which tells me he lacks character. He got busted at the French Laundry not following his own rules which tells me he is a hypocrite and he sent his kids to a private school that stayed open while the public schools were closed and talked about how we all had to do this to keep everyone safe.

The California Democrats have shot themselves in the foot, They could have still pushed the No on Recall while having a strong Democrat on the list incase the recall went through. The chose to go all or nothing and now I would not be surprised if we ended up with a Republican Governor for the next year and a half.

Posted by Willy
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 3, 2021 at 2:01 pm

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"the Republican Recall"

This is a republican driven recall.
Supported by the likes of Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and a host of fellow trumpers (Grenel, etc..,) funded by many of them and the Republican National Committee, this is a Republican-led effort.

All the polls detailed enough to have a RV/LV screen show recall support from registered voters around 36-38%, same as trump got last November (34%.)

Likely-voter screens give it roughly 38-43% (last 5 polls.)

Posted by Enough
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 3, 2021 at 10:21 pm

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As I said I know a lot of Democrats that signed the petition. Like me they do not think Newsom is doing a good job and we can and certainly do better. I am sorry the Democratic Party refused to put forth a good replacement but that is their fault. If we get a Republican Governor then the Democratic party is partly to blame.

If this is so strongly supported by Republicans why didn't the California GOP endorse a candidate?

Posted by Willy
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 4, 2021 at 9:29 am

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It *is* a republican driven recall; suggesting that the (CA GOP's battle re failure to endorse) highlights a lack of evidence to support the silly notion that this somehow isn't a republican recall.

" why didn't the California GOP endorse a candidate?"
The short answer is: this is another example of why the CA GOP is such a mess, a failure of a political party that hasn't won a a statewide race in 15 years.

California needs a functioning 2nd political party, not the failed CA GOP. It's time to remake the CA GOP into a true conservative party that offers winning policies and candidates. Not guys like Elder who hides his taxes, hides from debates, etc..

First step in remaking the CA GOP is to kick out the crazies. Then create sound policies that Californians will support. Then find some quality candidates. This recall just delays that happening. This recall was a mistake by the CA GOP.

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