Fox New reports:
The Republican National Committee contributed resources to the push to oust embattled Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom for the first time Thursday as the local effort to hold a recall election approached a key threshold.
The RNC says it is investing $250,000 to support efforts by state Republicans to gather the roughly 1.5 million petition signatures required to call the recall election.
“Gov. Newsom’s authoritarian measures, blatant overreach and complete mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic have proven that he is woefully unqualified to lead the state of California,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement on the investment. “It is time the people use their constitutional recourse to remove him from power.”
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