Former Trump administration official Richard Grenell said Thursday he will not run to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the September recall election. “I’ve made a decision not to run,” Grenell said on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show one day before the candidate filing deadline.
Grenell enjoys widespread name recognition in conservative circles and fundraising ability after serving as ambassador to Germany and acting director of national intelligence under former President Donald Trump, and he maintains a combative Twitter presence.
He has enthusiastically promoted a recall campaign targeting Newsom and has reached out to political players about running, telling Hannity in May that he was “considering it.”
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It’s the final day for candidates to file for the 9/14 California recall election. Ric Grenell is out, though his potential candidacy only made sense to people who live in TV green rooms. No Democrat looks likely to pull a Bustamante. https://t.co/Ytmh3fnNSm
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 16, 2021