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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Sowing chaos to own the Libs. The party with no agenda now has no candidate. Faulconer, the states most established candidate would rather let a leopard eat his face than give himself a shot. https://t.co/ELsBUnhvLX
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The recall election takes place Sept. 14 and registered voters should be receiving their sample ballots now. https://t.co/uEpbOW9uoZ
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