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Monday, August 16, 2021

Recent polling has shown that Newsom's once-secure lead has all but evaporated, and that among likely voters he is either hovering at or just below the 50 percent he needs to survive the vote.



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Voter outreach groups are increasingly concerned that Newsom's campaign, which is sitting on a roughly $60 million war chest, is making a critical strategic mistake.

... especially when it comes to reaching out to low-income and nonwhite voters. They are deeply concerned that Newsom hasn't learned the lesson of states like Georgia and Arizona in 2020, where it was the old-school knock-on-doors strategy that ultimately mobilized voters to come out and vote for Biden.

... by contrast, in conservative regions, such as the Inland Empire, and in politically contested locales such as parts of the Central Valley, Orange County, and San Diego, pro-recall groups have hit the ground running for months now. They are building up not just an effective recall effort in those areas but also reinvigorating a long-dormant GOP infrastructure in critical congressional districts that the Democrats have to either seize or hold on to in 2022 in order to preserve a majority in the US House of Representatives.

I've always said on the local level, California is very conservative.

Let's see how this plays out.

#1 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-08-16 07:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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the [Republican] front-runner on the recall ballot is Larry Elder, a far-right radio host from Los Angeles.

His politics - opposition to mask mandates, hostility to Roe v. Wade, support for Donald Trump, a belief in abolishing the minimum wage - puts him on par with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, and places him miles to the right of the great majority of Californians.

We hear a lot about "Texas turning blue."

No one ever stopped to consider of California could turn red.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-08-16 07:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Do you know what the Congressional and local representatives are? California has had Republican governors off and on forever. Red state? What's your criteria?

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-16 07:17 PM | Reply

Dems have a super-majority in the California legislature, as far as I know.

#4 | Posted by Karabekian at 2021-08-16 07:19 PM | Reply

Angelyne is in the ballot. Remember her?

#5 | Posted by Karabekian at 2021-08-16 07:23 PM | Reply

Only if hipster apathy and lazy rule the golden state.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-16 07:23 PM | Reply

What's your criteria?

My criteria? Of what constitutes a red or blue state?

Did you read the article?

There's more going on than just this recall. The GOP are focusing on 2022.

We're definitely a left leaning state, Bernie won the Californian Democratic primary in 2020 before bowing out to let Biden take the nomination.

But there's a lot of the state that's very conservative.

They just need enough Democrats to sit out the election and enough Republicans to vote in order to get the Governor seat.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-08-16 07:43 PM | Reply

The recall would have worked better when Red state ERs weren't up to their eyeballs in unvaccinated Trumpers.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-16 09:30 PM | Reply

no chance

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-16 09:52 PM | Reply

No but Texas and Florida may turn blue with their idiot governors fanning the flames of Covid thus killing off their voting base.

#10 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-08-16 11:29 PM | Reply

The only good tRump-humper is a dead tRump-humper.

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-17 01:16 PM | Reply

Larry Elder has a 50-50 shot at the governorship.

#12 | Posted by Karabekian at 2021-08-17 04:42 PM | Reply

Either he does or he doesn't. 50-50.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-08-17 05:18 PM | Reply

Because who better for governor than a (checks notes) Trumper with a right-wing talk show.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-17 05:26 PM | Reply

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