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President Joe Biden Officially Backs Gov. Gavin Newsom in the Recall Election

‘They would not have come out unless it was critical’

By Evan Symon, August 13, 2021 12:10 pm

President Joe Biden announced late on Thursday that he is now officially backing California Governor Gavin Newsom in the recall election, one of the largest possible endorsements that the beleaguered Governor could hope to get in the election.

Since late June, Governor Newsom margin of victory has slipped from a double digit lead to only a narrow 48%-46% lead, with his overall popularity slipping away below 50% for the first time since January when COVID-19 new case figures were still very high from the November/December 2020 spike in cases.

These recent polling figures have led to more and more prominent national-level politicians to come out in support of Newsom, including Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-CA) to release ads against the recall, many Bay Area lawmakers joining together in favor of the former San Francisco Mayor, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) not only coming out in support of him early on Thursday, but also taking the unusual step of throwing her entire political operation behind him.

However, with only a month and a day left to go until the election, and mail-in ballots to go out early next week, President Biden, as well as Vice President and Californian Kamala Harris, will now be giving Newsom their seal of approval. In a statement on Thursday, Biden noted Newsom’s leadership through the pandemic, as well as his record on a multitude of issues, as reasons for Newsom to remain Governor.

“Governor Newsom is leading California through unprecedented crises,” said President Biden in a late Thursday statement. “He is a key partner in fighting the pandemic and delivering economic relief to working families and helping us build our economy back better than ever. He’s taking on the climate crisis and standing up for the rights of women, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community. He knows how to get the job done because he’s been doing it. And to keep him on the job, registered California voters should vote no on the recall election by September 14 and keep California moving forward.”

In a subsequent tweet, Biden also specifically noted his actions in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic and his economic record.

“Gov. Gavin Newsom is leading California through unprecedented crises—he’s a key partner in fighting the pandemic and helping build our economy back better,” added Biden on Twitter. “To keep him on the job, registered voters should vote no on the recall election by 9/14 and keep California moving forward.”

In addition to the backing, White House officials hinted that both Biden and Harris may stump for Newsom in the lead-up to the September 14th recall election.

Biden the latest prominent Dem to come out in support of Newsom

Political experts say that the new support and possible in-person speeches by the President and Vice President are primarily being utilized to energize Democrats in California to vote in the election. Recent polls have shown that, despite registered Democrats out numbering Republicans in California by roughly 2 to 1, and many more left-leaning voters coming out against right-leaning voters statewide, Republicans have largely been galvanized and motivated to vote for the recall, while Democrats have not. As a result, among likely voters, Republicans have gone from their usual 25% to 33% of the likely voting electorate, with many pro-recall independent and Democratic voters, such as the hundreds of thousands who signed the recall petition and helped push it over the edge for approval, also being part of the large bloc in favor of a recall.

“I usually don’t have a lot of day-to-day contact with the Governor’s office,” explained “Dana,” a state Capitol staffer to the Globe on Friday. “But in the past few months everyone working for the Governor has gone from being chipper, to being in denial, to being, for lack of a better word, horrified that he may be recalled. They didn’t think this would ever happen, let alone ever reach a ballot. You can even hear it in their voices when you call them up. The tone has changed that much.”

Experts also note that while getting high-profile support a month before a major election isn’t unusual, in Newsom’s case it is more of a hail Mary rather than a standard political tactic.

“It’s not uncommon for these types of endorsements,” explained former lobbyist Harry Schultz in a Globe interview. “During any election season they’ll even proudly list them during ads or on their campaign website. But Pelosi and Biden are just so high up there. Harris too. They would not have come out unless it was critical.”

“Previously, all Biden has done during the recall is just denounce the recall itself. That’s it. Just a mention of him saying he opposes the effort to recall Newsom.”

“But it’s a different world now, and unlike the Spring, Newsom is now bleeding support and is very close to losing. It’s not a surprise than he is for Newsom, but it is that he is making an official announcement on it.

“The Biden Administration already lost one very administration-friendly Governor through [Former New York Governor Andrew] Cuomo. Biden even called on his resignation in the better end of that debacle and you can tell that he didn’t want to do that unless he had too. Now he may lose another, and this time it could be to a Republican replacing a Democrat. And in the largest state no less. One of the bluest states. All a year before the 2022 mid-terms in which the Dems hold narrow leads in both the House and Senate. It’s all connected to each other and Biden knows it. They don’t want the next domino to fall, and for Bien and the Democratic Party, Newsom is a very big domino.”

Appearances by Biden or Harris in California to support Newsom will likely be announced soon.

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24 thoughts on “President Joe Biden Officially Backs Gov. Gavin Newsom in the Recall Election

  1. Ha,ha, ha…
    Wake up California, you are being bamboozled!

    Yes I am sure that means a lot coming from a guy who thinks his kid,Hunter(the wonder artist) the guy who loses a few laptops here and there is the smartest guy he knows.
    Biden states Gov Gav is building back the economy, the same guy that shut down businesses for 15 months, is the best guy to continue the job! I guess that is code for he has not fully carried out our plan to weaken the economy.
    No thanks, I will vote to RECALL the man called Gavin!

    1. There is very little use for holding on to one’s business when one is dead or sent home with long term covid with a trach, or intubator. The Governor took care to keep his people alive. Health comes before gfreed and making a buck because without it, you can’t do anything.

      From One very grateful Native Cali Girl

      1. Did you ever ask yourself what happened to the seasonal flu virus and why it disappeared?
        Is it possible we are witnessing a worldwide hoax of the Boogey Coronavirus called COVID19?
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        Why are the vaccinated getting sick with C19 and variants?
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        Why are alternatives treatments ignored or dismissed even when they work and cure COVID19 patients.
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        Why is there NO purified, isolated sarscov2/COVID19 virus?
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        How does a virus a non-living molecule or particle able to do anything other than nothing?
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    1. I think you are on to something GarlicDude. I think their endorsements help the Recall Gavin effort. They are a rapid failing administration.

  2. With Biden’s endorsement Newsom will have even more reasons to go on unhinged rants. All he needs now is the Obama and Kamala kiss of death to complete his demise.

  3. More proof that Biden and Newsom are just puppets of the deep state who does their bidding and not that of California and America. Sell outs puppets always back other puppets under orders from their masters who yanks their chains telling them what to say and do.
    WWG1WGA

  4. Joe says, “I like him, that guy in California, … uh, you know, that fellow…uh, he’s out in California…oh, I already said that, well, you know who I’m talking about, that guy. Nancy likes him, too.

      1. And Gray was there when Joe took care of Cornpop. And Cornpop was a bad dude! He was waiting out in the parking lot for “Lunch Bucket Joe” and Cornpop had a razor because Cornpop was a bad dude. But Gray gave Joe a chain to take care of Cornpop and Joe took out Cornpop who was a bad dude!

  5. Joe, for $100,000 more “stimulus” money each, my wife and I would have been willing to vote No on the recall. But you ever paid up, so today we’re mailing in our YES votes. Gavie-poo-poo is FIRED!

  6. During the 2020 election wasn’t it Biden who suggested ‘vote early and vote often’ or something to that effect?

    We should heed our Presidents advice, VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN!

    1.  Lets send a big statement to Biden and absolutely destroy Newsum in the election. Also lets elect Elder A great conservative.

  7. coming from puddin, we should make sure , just in case. so joe, are you saying you are for the recall? maybe we should ask psaki.

  8. Biden is clueless. Should stay out of California. Requires masks to go anywhere and still need masks to go inside in half of California. People were told to stay at home with their families and stay away from friends and their significant other, creating social tensions and isolation. No progress on affordable housing. Latinos are still poor and have less wealth and income than that of Asians and whites. Worst governor ever.

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