Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

Harris to Campaign for Newsom in California’s Recall Election

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Vice President Kamala Harris said on July 21 that she will campaign for California Gov. Gavin Newsom as he faces a recall effort in the state in September. The recall election of Newsom, a first-term Democrat, is set for Sept. 14 and follows mounting criticism from within his party and from Republicans over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues. He faced intense backlash after he was seen dining at the French Laundry restaurant in Napa County with lobbyists last fall after telling Californians to stay home, and as COVID-19 cases surged. Newsom apologized for the incident. The vice president, who previously served as attorney general of California, told the San Francisco Chronicle in April that the White House would be as “supportive as much as we possibly can” and that the Biden administration was “unambiguous” in its support for Newsom. “He and I have worked together for …

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