41 Candidates On CA List For Newsom Recall Election

Sacramento’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Less than 60 days before Californians decide if they want to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, the secretary of state released the final list of who is qualified to make the ballot.

California’s Secretary of State released a list of 41 names who will be on the September 14 ballot on Saturday. About 70 candidates initially filed a statement of intent to run with the secretary of state, according to Ballotpedia.

The final day for candidates to file paperwork to run in the recall election was July 16. One name that was notably left off the list was Larry Elder. The conservative radio host entered the race on July 12, but was not among the 41 candidates listed as meeting the requirements by the secretary of state.

Politico reports:

The recall field is notably absent of prominent Democratic politicians after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign successfully deterred other leaders in his party from giving their voters an attractive option. Of the eight Democratic candidates, the one with the largest following is Kevin Paffrath, a YouTuber who has gained internet fame with his “Meet Kevin” channel that focused on real estate and investing before he entered the gubernatorial race.

Republican candidates include former Rep. Doug Ose; businessman John Cox, who has brought everything from a giant ball of trash to a 1,000 pound bear on the campaign trail; state Board of Equalization member Ted Gaines; and longtime Newsom critic Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin). Among other candidates are Angelyne, a Los Angeles billboard star who also ran in 2003, and cannabis consultant Jacqueline McGowan.