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Gavin Newsom Fears Larry Elder’s Rise In California

He has good reason to.

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David Marcus is a writer living in New York City and the author of “Charade: The Covid Lies That Crushed A Nation.” He’s got a good take on the California recall election and the rise of Larry Elder.

 

Marcus: In a week’s time Gavin Newsom will know if he is to remain the governor of California or be shown the door by voters choosing to recall him. It’s is a special election with myriad national implications. The recall effort, which began in 2020 primarily in response to Newsom’s harsh regime of COVID restrictions, is now also a referendum on crime, the rise in the number of homeless and mentally ill in our cities, and the education of our kids.

But this is not only a national race and story, it is also a state and local affair. And in a state as large as California this means that a wide range of issues, some with lesser national implications, will also be swaying the will of the people. Among these are concerns over water rights, wildfires, and local infrastructure projects.

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Between now and Election Day on Sept. 14, I will travel to three distinct areas of the Golden State to take the temperature of Californians and find out what is driving their votes, if in fact they are voting at all.

My travels start in deep blue San Francisco, where Newsom was once mayor and needs a huge turnout. Then I will head to the redder Central Valley of farms and fields, and finally to Los Angeles, where Republican Larry Elder, now Newsom’s primary foil, hopes to capture the votes of frustrated Angelenos.

The state of the race today is in a confusing flux. On the first question, whether to recall Newsom, “No” voters have had a bump in the polls of late. At least one recent survey gives “No” a double digit lead. But in recall elections, enthusiasm (and turn out) tend to be with the side that initiated it and got the petitions signed to bring it about. Can Newsom get Californians excited enough to go out of their way to keep him?

The emergence of Elder as the leading candidate to replace Newsom should he fall, has changed the race in recent weeks. While it has ignited the GOP base and landed the conservative radio host plum bookings on television, it has also given Newsom a “bad guy” to run against. And that race within the race is starting to get heated. On Monday, a speaker at a Newsom event called Elder “a black face on white supremacy,” echoing a Los Angeles Times headline.

It’s one thing for an opinion column to paint Elder in such a light, but to have that sentiment shared at an official campaign event shows just how sharp the knives have gotten in the Newsom camp. At the very least Newsom sees Elder’s success as a chance to scare progressive Californians into voting, but it may also be that he has much to fear from the Republican’s rise.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Charles
Charles
1 month ago

They have been cheating in elections for decades in California. Gavin is safe.

Dora Glasberg
Dora Glasberg
1 month ago

Elders KNOWS he’s going to lose and is ALREADY
starting Trump’s old “the election is rigged” nonsense.

Lamont Cranston
Lamont Cranston
1 month ago
Reply to  Dora Glasberg

“Glassberg”? You will join Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, your fellow despised Jew traitors, in the hottest place available in he!!. All the -bergs, -steins, -thals who hate America will burn with you.

Dora Glasberg
Dora Glasberg
1 month ago

NO ONE FEARS Elders
Every time he makes ANOTHER lunatic speech or another
woman claims spousal abuse
he goes further down hill.

Streak
Streak
1 month ago
Reply to  Dora Glasberg

You must be a Brain Dead Libraturd

Raphael Elohim
Raphael Elohim
1 month ago
Reply to  Dora Glasberg

STFU JEW.

Laura Wagner
Laura Wagner
1 month ago
Reply to  Raphael Elohim

She has the right to voice her opinion and to worship whatever way her religion dictates. That is guaranteed by the Constitution and shame on you for attempting to do what the leftists do. She also has the right to be wrong in her opinions. I hope Newsome is recalled and booted from office since he has the mentality of a dictator and we don’t need more of those in the world.

Raphael Elohim
Raphael Elohim
1 month ago
Reply to  Dora Glasberg

The 2020 election was rigged….mostly with the help of JEW OWNED MEDIA……HOLOHOAX too. Jews own all media—plagiarized ancient text to write the Tanakh….promote pedophelia in the Talmud….lie about WW2 and the WORK CAMPS….and cry and snivel and also STOLE THE WORD SEMITIC….ARABS ARE SEMITES TOO YOU DOUCHE.

Dora Glasberg
Dora Glasberg
1 month ago
Reply to  Raphael Elohim

Yer special
Everyone here is special.
That’s why I visit. Y’all would last a nano second in NYC.
That’s why a loser and low IQ con man like Trump can’t carry THIS state.

Lillith
Lillith
1 month ago
Reply to  Dora Glasberg

President Trump a loser? He built an empire, brought America back to energy independence, kept us out of foreign wars, put the spot light on sex trafficking and created millions of jobs. Time will prove that the 2020 was sabotaged.

Bonster
Bonster
1 month ago

They sent out the ballots to us with holes in them so they could easily identify yes to recall votes and those will get tossed in dumpsters. We didn’t catch that until our ballots were mailed back with our votes for Larry. Things will not change in California. There is too much money and power in the hands of the Democrats and they will not lose to anyone.

facundo
facundo
1 month ago

These democrats are the enemies from within. They should be treated as terrorists.
Radical Muslims has killed by the thousands…. these democrats has murdered babies…by the millions.

Lamont Cranston
Lamont Cranston
1 month ago
Reply to  facundo

Especially blacks. The most dangerous place, by far, for a black child is in its mother’s womb.

Lamont Cranston
Lamont Cranston
1 month ago
Reply to  facundo

2nd most dangerous place is in a black neighborhood. BLM ? Not !

Chickie Fillette
Chickie Fillette
1 month ago

Voter fraud will assure Newsomes victory.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Elder was attacked by egg tosses in Venice Beach CA area yesterday Thanks Newsom

Dora Glasberg
Dora Glasberg
1 month ago

Did he make an omelette?
Must have been a LOSER Omelette.

Salvatore
Salvatore
1 month ago

Think of the 40,000 businesses in California that have been lost because of this schmuck! Half of all the homeless in the United States is in California! Great job Gavin! Keep up the good work! Maybe you should run for President!

Salvatore
Salvatore
1 month ago

Why do I have to keep checking that I am not a Robot or have to keep verifying? What’s going on?

Raphael Elohim
Raphael Elohim
1 month ago

NO YOU DO NOT. You paid to come here and lie to try and recoup the money you stupidly gave away. LIAR.

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
1 month ago
Reply to  Raphael Elohim

He pimps his wife and daughter out to go out and give blow jobs for $100 per hour.

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
1 month ago

California has definitely gone 3rd world with protestors throwing eggs at a political candidate; it wasn’t the throwing at the left. It was “peace-loving” leftist doing the tossing.

Dora Glasberg
Dora Glasberg
1 month ago

Your clear JEALOUSY of the Jews warms my heart
more than a big bowl of chicken soup.

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
1 month ago

Calling Elder a white supremacist brings back the racism the democrat party is renowned for. I’m surprised they aren’t wearing their white robes and pointy hats yet.

mercy
mercy
1 month ago

lets pray the cheats will be stopped this time

Ima Enyurphase
Ima Enyurphase
1 month ago
Reply to  mercy

Elder’s got it and they know it.Nuesome’s (piglosi’s nephew) stink has gotten unbearable,even mask’s can’t stop it.Look no farther than San Fag-cisco,cesspool of the leftist left coast,which he managed to destroy as mayor.FKN LOSER.

Laura Wagner
Laura Wagner
1 month ago

Personally, I hope Pelosi’s dictator nephew is booted from office so that Californians can see that it is possible to remove the democrats grasp on power then carry on and do the same to the likes of Pelosi herself, Mad Maxine Waters and Schiff for brains. It would be especially nice if California were represented by intelligent, caring people willing to truly work with their fellow representatives to do their jobs rather than these power hungry individuals who would rather scream and rant than compromise for the good of the country.