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California Political Earthquake: Former Democratic State Senate Leader Endorses GOP Recall Candidate Larry Elder

California Political Earthquake: Former Democratic State Senate Leader Endorses GOP Recall Candidate Larry Elder

Biden planning to campaign for California Gov. Newsom ahead of recall vote.

There was a political earthquake in California this week.  The former Democratic majority leader for the California state Senate, Gloria Romero, endorsed Republican gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder over current Governor Gavin Newsom in a campaign video.

“Our public schools need big change. I’m Gloria Romero; I was the majority leader of Democrats in the state Senate. I believe in charter schools and and school choice. So does Larry Elder – but not Gavin Newsom. He shut our public schools while he sent his kids to private schools,” Romero says in a video released by the Elder campaign.

“Yes: I’m a Democrat. But the recall of Newsom is not about political party. It’s about Newsom. Larry Elder for governor,” she adds.

Romero served as the Democratic majority leader in the state Senate from 2001 until 2008, when she stepped down to become chairman of the Education Committee.

Elder currently leads the pack of Republican candidates looking to replace Gov. Newsom in the Sept. 14 recall election.

As I noted in my previous posts about the recall, Californian parents are furious at the politics of COVID-19 impacting their children’s education and the rank double-standards that Newsom and his cronies employ. The only question is whether there are enough upset and engaged parents to oust Newsom.

There have also been other interesting developments in the recall election. To begin with, Kamala Harris has cancelled her slated campaign trip to California to support Newsom.

Harris, a former senator from California who served as San Francisco’s district attorney when Newsom was the city’s mayor, had planned to campaign for the governor, a fellow Democrat, on Friday on her way back from a trip to Asia, but will instead return to Washington, her spokesperson said.

However, Biden is still planning to join Newsom in California for some campaign events.

….Biden plans on stumping for California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom ahead of next month’s vote on whether to recall him from office, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday.

Though Psaki did not give a date for when Biden might travel to the Golden State, she said an appearance by Biden to support Newsom was “still certainly his plan” despite the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan, as well as the ongoing illegal immigration crisis playing out on California’s doorstep since Biden took office.

…Democratic activists have expressed concern about polls forecasting a close result on the question of whether to keep Newsom as governor or force him out of office. The intervention of both Biden and Harris signifies that the White House is taking those warnings seriously.

I suspect that the California voters are not going to be persuaded to vote for Newsom based solely on Biden’s ability to make sensible, cognizant, and winning decisions.


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Some would call it an earthquake. I would call it common sense. Either way, the effect is the same.

E Howard Hunt | August 28, 2021 at 11:18 am

He is truly an elder statesman.

Biden will campaign for Newsom because both are already done. POTUS Harris will be “clean” of Newsom.

    Ben Kent in reply to TX-rifraph. | August 29, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Biden’s endorsement at this point is a NEGATIVE.

    Hard to decide anymore which is worse Newsom or Biden.
    >> They both seem politically dead.

The Friendly Grizzly | August 28, 2021 at 11:23 am

Who will Elder choose to replace Feinstein? I hear she is quite “unwell” these days….

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | August 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    It is my understanding that Feinstein’s problems that seriously started to publicly manifest themselves about a year ago, involve possible age-related dementia. In this regime that is a career enhancer. And she will hang on to office harder than RBG did.

    On a more serious note though, let us say that Feinstein goes Tango Uniform. Elder would of course appoint a replacement. Under the California constitution, would that require confirmation by the Democrat supermajority held state senate? If it would, then there would be no hope of that helping the country. If it doesn’t, everybody’s dance card is gonna get full until one of the Democrat-in-Republican-clothing US Senators formally changes sides.

    Subotai Bahadur

      No state, including CA, has such a requirement. I don’t think such a requirement would even be constitutional. The text of the 17th amendment seems to offer only a state legislature only two choices: it can require an immediate special election, or it can authorize the government to make an appointment until a special election can be held. But it doesn’t seem to be able to place conditions on that temporary appointment.

Democrat majority leader, not democratic. Not trying to be pedantic, but a modern day Democrat politician knows nothing about the democratic process.

    fscarn in reply to Oracle. | August 28, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Recent example of your point. Those Democrat Texas legislators who removed themselves from Texas to deprive the Texas House from having a quorum and thereby deprived the democratic process from moving forward.

You meet the same people on the way down that you met on the way up. Newsom should have been nicer.

Still a long shot, but this is the way political commercials should be, straight and to the point without nonsense.

Fresh off his successful donation of billions of dollars worth of American, taxpayer-paid arms and weaponry, and, thousands of American hostages, to the cause of Muslim supremacists/terrorists around the world (just in time for the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 Muslim terrorist attacks), a triumphant Chairman Xi-den flies to California, to campaign for successful and beloved governor, Newsolini.

Please heckle old Joe when he arrives in CA to support Newsom.

Newsom was hoping to be President. Same dream Nancy is having. Let’s crush those dreams.

If the majority of Californians are stupid enough to re-elect Newsolini, they deserve the outcome. The only folks that I’ll have sympathy for are conservatives such as Ms. Eastman and Victor Davis Hanson, who live there and who’ve spent decades fighting the Dhimmi-crats corrupt, incompetent and corrosive one-party rule.

Will the recall election be an honest election?

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to TX-rifraph. | August 28, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Of course not. The Democrats control the state from top to bottom. Various convicted felons have been caught with stolen mail-in ballots already filled out and ready to send. There are videos of people stealing mailed ballots from apartment and condo mailboxes. And, anyone can print a ballot from online on their computer and mail it in with no confirmation. All will be counted.

    This is how they will be doing it in the rest of the country, just as soon as they can; until it is ruled that ballots are unnecessary and the State can name the winners of all “elections” without any further ado.

    Subotai Bahadur