Harris to campaign for Newsom in California next week

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Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign for California Gov. Gavin Newsom as his recall election looms two weeks away.
Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign for California Gov. Gavin Newsom next week as his recall election looms two weeks away.

"Yes," Harris told the San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday when asked if she would travel to her home state to campaign for Newsome, a longtime political ally of hers.

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Harris had been set to campaign for Newsom last month but the rally was cancelled following a terrorist suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed 13 U.S. service members.

The White House has said that President Biden will campaign for Newsom as well but a date has not been officially scheduled.

California voters will mail in or cast their ballot in person by September 14 and answer a "yes" or "no" question as to whether or not Newsom should be removed as governor. If more than 50% of voters say "yes", the top vote-getter in a crowded field of challengers will be the state's new governor.

The recall effort was sparked by public outrage over Newsom being spotted defying his own coronavirus restrictions at a large unmasked dinner in an upscale restaurant. Newsom's troubles have been exacerbated by an exploding homeless…
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