VP Harris to campaign for Newsom next week

According to a new report from Fox News “Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign for California Gov. Gavin Newsom next week as his recall election looms two weeks away.”

Per the report:

“Yes,” Harris told the San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday when asked if she would travel to her home state to campaign for Newsome, a longtime political ally of hers.”

Harris had been set to campaign for Newsom last month but the rally was cancelled following a terrorist suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed 13 U.S. service members. 

The White House has said that President Biden will campaign for Newsom as well but a date has not been officially scheduled. 

California voters will mail in or cast their ballot in person by September 14 and answer a “yes” or “no” question as to whether or not Newsom should be removed as governor. If more than 50% of voters say “yes”, the top vote-getter in a crowded field of challengers will be the state’s new governor. 

The recall effort was sparked by public outrage over Newsom being spotted defying his own coronavirus restrictions at a large unmasked dinner in an upscale restaurant. Newsom’s troubles have been exacerbated by an exploding homeless crisis, high taxes, and a rise in violent crime.