California GOP Won’t Endorse Anyone In Recall Race

Politico reports:

The California Republican Party has elected not to endorse any of the candidates running to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the upcoming recall election, prioritizing unity over a potentially divisive selection. Hours before party delegates were set to choose between four Republican candidates, a pair of party officials circulated a motion to scrap the process and instead issue no endorsement.

The eleventh hour move capped weeks of internal jockeying over the California Republican Party’s proper role in the recall. As gubernatorial campaigns fought for position, a vocal contingent of GOP activists and multiple Republican candidates argued against endorsing any candidate. They warned the appearance of insider favoritism could dampen conservative enthusiasm and undercut the paramount goal of recalling Newsom.

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