Politics Gavin Newsom Attacks Trump Republicans in 'Just Getting Started' Ad Campaign
Jenner releases campaign ad 'King Newsom' highlighting California governor's pandemic handling
Caitlyn Jenner, former Olympic decathlete turned California governor hopeful, released a new campaign advertisement titled "King Newsom" in an effort to condemn Gov. Gavin Newsom, pandemic lockdowns, and highlight "the anger Californians have at Newsom for his hypocritical behavior."The former reality show star's campaign video makes a harsh jab at Newsom's infamous dinner at a Napa Valley restaurant in November last year, where footage taken of him appears to show the governor ignoring his state's own pandemic guidelines by not wearing a mask in public and ignoring social distancing protocols.
The campaign defending California Governoragainst a recall drive released its first TV and digital advertisements Thursday, celebrating California's official June 15 reopening after months of pandemic-fueled shutdowns and attacking Trump .
"Governor Gavin Newsom is just getting started. And so is our California Comeback," concluded one ad.
Gavin Newsom rakes in more Big Tech donations to stave off recall
Many Big Tech donors are hoping to pull the plug on the effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom. © Provided by Washington Examiner Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, donated $200,000 to the Stop the Republican Recall political action committee, followed by a $100,000 donation from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt on June 4, according to a filing with California's secretary of state. Reed Hastings, the founder and co-CEO of Netflix, gave $3 million to the Democrat's campaign, making him the largest donor to any candidate in the likely gubernatorial recall.
"The same Trump Republicans who refused to accept the presidential election are back, passing voter suppression laws across the country," said another. "Now they've set their sights on California."
The recall campaign released three advertisements in total, two in English and one in Spanish. The ads "highlight Governor Newsom's historic California Comeback Plan and explain who is behind the Republican recall," according to a press release from Newsom's Stop the Republican Recall campaign.
The recall effort aimed at removing Newsom from office, Recall Gavin Newsom, gathered enough signatures earlier this spring to qualify for a recall election. An election date has not yet been set, but experts have predicted it could take place as soon as September.
Caitlyn Jenner says she wants to be 'a thoughtful disrupter' like Trump
Caitlyn Jenner, who is running to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom, on ABC's "The View." Jenner, a transgender woman, has been a prominent candidate in the recall race since announcing her intention to run in April. An outspoken defender of former President Donald Trump during his tenure, she has drawn the ire of many trans activists for her viewpoints, including her position that trans athletes should not be allowed to participate in girls' sports.
Recall Gavin Newsom lists a wide range of reasons for its drive to remove the Democrat from office that include his policy stances on immigration and guns. But recall organizers have credited the economic shutdowns Newsom ordered in response to the coronavirus pandemic with rallying anti-Newsom sentiment.
NEW AD: ELECTION REJECTION pic.twitter.com/UnOvtTY92w— StopTheRepublicanRecall (@StopRepRecall) June 17, 2021
Newsom launched his Stop the Republican Recall campaign in March as recall organizers finished gathering signatures for their petition. Newsom's campaign has support from several high-profile members of the, including Vermont Senator , California Senator and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and activist Stacey Abrams.
Presidentalso "clearly opposes" the effort to remove Newsom from office, according to a tweet White House press secretary posted earlier this year.
California adds vacation incentive to spur vaccinations
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will offer six “dream vacation” incentives to spur more people to get coronavirus vaccinations, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday on the eve of the state awarding of $15 million in cash prizes. Aside from boosting California's vaccination rate as it lifts most pandemic restrictions Tuesday, the latest promotion aims to jump-start the Golden State's travel and tourism industry after more than a year in virtual hibernation because of stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions.
Several Republicans have said they plan to run against Newsom, including his 2018 gubernatorial challenger John Cox, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and former Olympian and reality star Caitlyn Jenner.
There is no limit regarding the number of candidates who can challenge Newsom. In fact, the last gubernatorial recall election that took place in California saw more than 100 candidates run against then-Governor Gray Davis, who was removed from office and replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
California weighs extending eviction protections past June .
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation's most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a promise to make landlords whole while giving renters a clean slate. Left unsettled is whether California will continue to ban evictions for unpaid rent beyond June 30, a pandemic-related order that was meant to be temporary but is proving difficult to undo. Federal eviction protections also are set to expire on June 30. California had passed its own protections that applied to more people.