This may be of interest to those of you outside of California as well.
I'm not a huge Newsom fan- pretty much split in my opinion of him. But the alternative, should he lose next months recall election, could see a far right republican put into office. In liberal California, you say? Yes, it's very possible.
"Democratic California governor Gavin Newsom, who could be ousted from his post in a recall election scheduled for September 14, blasted talk-radio host and Republican front-runner Larry Elder as a fringe candidate more right-wing than former President Donald Trump.
It’s the Democrats’ doomsday scenario: California Gov. Gavin Newsom loses his recall race this fall, and a Senate vacancy is later filled by a GOP governor.
And the 50-50 Senate, currently controlled by Democrats, is run again by Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell.
It’s a scenario that Democrats publicly say they’re confident will
never happen – but privately, many acknowledge that it’s entirely
Beyond the obvious effect this could have on this state, I think it's also worth noting how close this country is to becoming predominantly controlled by the radically right wing.
If this can happen in California... need I say more?
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