Defying all the odds, a movement to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has apparently reached its signature threshold.
Some of the organizers have said they have 1.5 million (they needed a reported 1.4 million), but they will push to get at least 1.9 million before this is said and done.
It seems the movement gained speed recently, as approval for the Democrat dropped over last fall.
And now, with a recall election likely next November, the RNC is throwing its weight behind it.
From Fox News:
The RNC says it is investing $250,000 to support efforts by state Republicans to gather the roughly 1.5 million petition signatures required to call the recall election. Local groups leading the signature drive say they have already surpassed 1.5 million signatures ahead of a March 17 deadline, but they intend to collect more to account for signatures that could be deemed invalid.
The Republican National Committee is investing $250,000 to help the recall movement cross the finish line.
If they get the required signatures by March, a measure to replace Newsom will be put on the November ballot. Which means, California will be able to elect a new governor.
A few Republicans have already expressed interest in running against him. Now, with that extra boost of cash from the RNC, this is becoming more of a certainty.
Let’s face the facts: Ronna McDaniel would not waste money on this movement, unless she really felt this had legs.
This $250,000 might be a down payment, in order to prepare for a larger campaign.
If they get their signatures, the GOP would need a strong candidate to challenge Newsom. You can count on the media, Hollywood, and the DNC to be using everything they have to keep him in power.
So, Republicans will not be able to waste a moment. But this investment by the national headquarters of the party is a good sign of things to come.
As long as they keep up the momentum, Newsom will be getting very worried about November.
- The movement to recall Gov. Newsom is nearing its signature threshold.
- The RNC has donated $250,000 to help them cross the finish line.
- If they succeed, Newsom might be replaced come November.
Source: Fox News