Warren to campaign for Newsom ahead of California recall
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will campaign with California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) this week ahead of a recall election that will decide his political future, according to Politico’s California Playbook PM.
Warren’s trip comes roughly a week ahead of the Sept. 14 recall election that will give California voters the chance to keep Newsom in office or replace him.
Forty-six Republican candidates have lined up to replace Newsom, with conservative radio host Larry Elder emerging in polls as the front-runner.
Warren, a high-profile progressive and former presidential candidate, joined the anti-recall campaign earlier this year. In July, the Massachusetts Democrat put out a statewide ad likening the recall election to a “power grab.”
“Here’s the deal with the recall of Gavin Newsom: We’ve seen Trump Republicans across the country attacking election results and the right to vote,” Warren says in the ad. “Now they’re coming to grab power in California, abusing the recall process and costing taxpayers millions.”
Earlier this week, fellow progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) cut an ad for Newsom urging residents to vote “no” on the recall. He similarly called the race a “bold-face Republican power grab.”
Vice President Harris, a former senator representing California, was set to campaign for Newsom last week but abruptly canceled after an attack on the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, left 13 U.S. service members dead.
The Hill has reached out to spokespeople for Newsom and Warren for comment.
President Biden also plans to visit California to campaign for the governor, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters last week. However, it’s unclear when that will happen, with the election quickly approaching.
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