Democrats strive for united front for Newsom as recall efforts hit milestone

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Gavin Newsom appears during his 2018 campaign for California state governor. With recall efforts in full swing, he is facing another election two years later — this time to keep his governorship. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Gavin Newsom appears during his 2018 campaign for California state governor. With recall efforts in full swing, he is facing another election two years later — this time to keep his governorship. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

With backers of the recall against Gavin Newsom formally submitting the last of their petitions Wednesday, Democrats from California to Washington were readying what they hope will be a united front to keep the embattled governor in office.

Newsom’s campaign is trying to keep the party focused on fighting the recall and preventing prominent Democrats from getting into the race to replace him if it qualifies for the ballot as expected. He has racked up high-profile endorsements from Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), among others, and hopes to tie the recall campaign to former President Trump and extremist groups.

The governor went on a national media tour this week, speaking out against the recall and generating both cheers from supporters and some controversy.

Nathan Click, Newsom’s campaign spokesman, said he expected heavy support to fight the recall at the Democratic Party State Convention, scheduled for the end of April. Volunteers will spread out across the state to do text banking and other digital stumping in the upcoming weeks, he said.

Read the full story at LATimes.com.

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