JD Lasica from Pleasanton, CA, US via Wikimedia Commons

The heat is on for California’s Democratic governor Gavin Newsom with the recall election less than a month away and his voter support tanking.

He attacked conservative frontrunner, Los Angeles talk show host Larry Elder, at a campaign event over the weekend. 

“Though we defeated Trump, we didn’t defeat Trumpism. Trumpism is still alive and well, even here in the state of California,” Newsom said on Saturday. “If you don’t believe me, just consider,” he added, “the likely person to enter an oath of office, to enter in the governor’s office in just a matter of weeks if we don’t reject this recall.” 

“Why is it important to focus on Larry? Well, to put in perspective what’s at stake here,” Newsom continued. “He’s even more extreme than Trump in many respects.”

Last week Elder told a crowd he would immediately repeal mask and vaccine mandates instituted under Newsom if he is elected in the recall.  

“This man that I’m going to defeat on September 14, he shut down the state in the most severe way than any of the other 49 governors have,” Elder quipped. “When I get elected, assuming there are still facemask mandates and vaccine mandates, they will be repealed right away and then I’ll break for breakfast.”

He also attacked Newsom for destroying local businesses with extended lockdown orders. “I know how difficult it is to run a business,” Elder continued. “Many of them never succeed. Those who do succeed, often run on very thin profit margins, often from payroll to payroll. A third of all small businesses in California are now gone forever because [Newsom] ignored science.”

Newsom is clearly shaken by the possibility that Elder might take his job. Last week he told supporters that conservative challenger was two percentage points away from getting into office.  

“Now hear this: Larry Elder is just 2 points from being our next governor. Sorry to scare you, but it’s true,” the liberal governor said in a fundraising email. 

Newsom needs 50% of votes to stay in office, while Elder only needs to pull ahead of the other 45 candidates to take up the mantle. A recent poll found that only 48% of California voters want Newsom to stay in office. 

“Larry Elder is an anti-vax conspiracy spreader,” Newsom desperately warned. “Not the guy you want in office while Delta rages.”


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  1. Newsom, you have the ‘religion’ of south of the border….You are known for the company you keep. You also have to account for Al Capone, Hitler, Pelosi, The Bushes, AOC. Then there is the Mafia, Costa Nostra, MS-13 ANTIFA, Brown shirts of Hitler, and a host of other gangs. And add a third of all elected to the house and senate. You are known for the company you keep. If you associate with criminals, then that is what you are.

  2. Larry Elder would straighten California out and put it back on the road to recovery. I know it would be a big task but California IS BANKRUPT.

  3. Once again Newsom has insulted Californians (American Citizens) he uses the word “Trumpism” instead of prosperity, because he believes that you don’t know what prosperity is.

  4. Hey California ..How’s that Newsomeism ,Pelosiism,and the Schiffism working out for you so far year after disastrous year ??

  5. He’s disgusting piece of rubbish!! Cheat, perv, lier . And his mafia family + Pelosi, Getty, Harris, have run our beautiful state to the ground ! And now you have the big fibber Mrs Warren advertising for you ? Where are the good American democrats? To stop all this socialist agenda??

  6. Folks…we need new blood in the governor’s office to work on the problems California is facing and make it a better place.

  7. The dems didn’t defeated TRUMP they exposed themselves, being recalled doesn’t give him the best position to give advice, TRUMP WON that is why Cuomo and Newsom are OUT.

  8. It will be a massive celebration! Churches will be open and overflowing with Gods people once again, children will play and sing and laugh, Businesses and Restaurants will be packed with happy healthy people, beaches full and homes sold , bought, revamped Oh what a glorious day that shall be. Oh and all illegals removed pavements cleaned up, no more Pedophiles or pornography and racial divide pumped into innocent children God wins Amen

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