California’s Gavin Newsom Faces New Recall Threat From Old Critics (Bloomberg)

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    California’s Gavin Newsom Faces New Recall Threat From Old Critics – By Karen Breslau (Bloomberg) / Feb 26, 2024

    (Bloomberg) — California Governor Gavin Newsom faces a new recall effort from some of the same organizers who tried and failed to unseat him in 2021.

    Rescue California, which describes itself as a project of the California Taxpayers Coalition, cited rising crime and the state’s yawning budget deficit in unveiling a long-shot attempt at recalling the governor. The group also accused Newsom of being too distracted by presidential politics to govern California.

    “This man knows his political game like the back of his hand,” Anne Hyde Dunsmore, political strategist with Rescue California, told a Los Angeles television station. “He is not a novice, he is an expert at pivoting, twisting, never really going over the line with lying, but he is deceptive and he is carrying that onto a national stage.”

    Newsom easily overcame the 2021 recall campaign and went on the next year to win reelection by a landslide, bolstering his national profile and emerging as a potential Democratic presidential contender for 2028. He dismissed the latest bid to remove him from office as a sideshow amid this year’s presidential election, which is shaping up as a rematch of the 2020 contest between Donald Trump and President Joe Biden

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