Biden Oversees California Wildfire Damage, Campaigns for Newsom

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President Joe Biden provides help to California Gov. Gavin Newson who is currently facing a recall election. 

Newson is only the fourth governor in U.S history and the second in California to face a recall election. 

Voting ends on Tuesday and the result could oust Newson, a first-term Democrat, and is being eyeballed ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. 

“We can show the rest of the nation that we won’t let Republicans drag our state backwards,” Newsom tweeted. “Make sure your voice is heard. VOTE NO.”

The recall drive was launched in early 2020 when amateur Republican political organizers were dissatisfied with Newsom’s approach to crime, homelessness, and immigration. He was the first governor to issue a statewide stay-at-home order that forced businesses to close and schools to resort to distance learning. 

“There’s no front that I can think of where this man has done a good job – not on schools, not on homelessness, not in the way he shut down this state,” Larry Elder, a conservative talk radio host and Republican front-runner in polls, said Monday at a campaign stop.

Nearly 8 million Californians have already cast mail-in ballots. 

President Biden campaigns for Newsom

President Biden toured the wildfire damage in Northern California before heading south to rally with Newsom. 

California native and Vice President Kamala Harris also campaigns with Newsom last week and former President Barack Obama released a television ad and urging no on the recall. 

“Gavin Newsom can bring in all the Washington folks that he wants, but this election is a referendum on the governor’s failures,” said former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, another Republican candidate to replace Newsom.