This week, we discovered that the groups working to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom reached the threshold of signatures to trigger the election. It appears they have around 1.5 million so far, but want at least 1.9 million to avoid falling short.
The effort to get rid of Newsom has gained steam in recent months. The once-popular governor has faced a tremendous drop in approval since last Fall. It seems residents quickly lost faith in their leader, as he imposed harsher COVID restrictions moving into the holiday season.
Hey, Californians will put up with closed schools, shuttered businesses, and axed churches—just don’t take the turkey away!
A number of Republicans have expressed interest in running against Newsom in the recall election, that will be held this November. And now, things are really heating up as the GOP just dumped a bunch of cash into the movement.
According to Politico, the RNC will be partnering with the California Republican Party, and will donate $250,000 to the recall effort. As part of the effort, the GOP will also invest in text banking and a digital operation to encourage voters to sign on to the effort.
“Gov. Newsom’s authoritarian measures, blatant overreach and complete mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic have proven that he is woefully unqualified to lead the state of California,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Politico in a statement Thursday. “It is time the people use their constitutional recourse to remove him from power.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Up until recently, the recall movement looked like a pipedream. But once they got close to the signature requirements, suddenly everyone took notice. Now the Republican National Committee is putting their money where their mouth is, to help the effort get over the line and then some.
It will still be a battle to replace the governor. Democrats will pump plenty of cash and support into keeping their leftist puppet in office. And despite his lagging approval numbers, California just might be blue enough to keep Newsom around.
It will take a strong effort by the GOP to find a competent rival and make sure he or she wins over voters. The pain and anger generated by Newsom’s COVID lockdowns will be felt for a long time sure, but you better believe the leftist media will pull something to distract everyone from it.
The $250,000 investment is helpful right now. But it is going to take a lot more to seal the deal. Republicans will need more cash and boots on the ground to ensure victory.
I wouldn’t be surprised if McDaniel is treating this initial investment as a sort of down payment. Contribute to the effort and watch what happens. If things begin to move fast, the RNC will quickly step up their support in a big way.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see too.