Fox News reports:
The effort to force a recall vote against California Gov. Gavin Newsom is looking increasingly likely as more than 1.4 million signatures have been collected as of Thursday, according to the Recall Gavin Campaign.
The proponents of the recall effort hope to hit 2 million signatures by March 17th, but only 1.5 million are needed to trigger a mid-year election. The recall campaign of the Democratic governors was launched by Orrin Heatlie, Chairman of The California Patriot Coalition.
“Instead of giving money to illegal immigrants, he should have given back to small businesses. He should have been transparent on why he chose to shut down California,” Collins said.
Some of the biggest donors to the recall effort also bankrolled Trump’s 2020 campaign. They include Beverly Hills real estate developer Geoff Palmer, who has shelled out $150,000 to the anti-Newsom campaign, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Douglas Leone who, with his wife Patricia Perkins-Leone, have given nearly $100,000.
And while most of the givers so far are from within California, Trump fundraisers report seeing a surge of interest from major contributors near and far. The cash influx underscores how energy continues to course through Republican donor circles following Trump’s defeat, with many looking for an outlet to keep fighting Democrats.
Big Republican donors — including some prominent backers of former Trump — are zeroing in on a new target as they dig out from the wreckage of the 2020 election: California Gov. Gavin Newsom https://t.co/M6yjPwvExl
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