Following a whirlwind of rally and speech stops for recall candidates on Monday, as well as Gavin Newsom giving a final rally against the recall alongside President Joe Biden in Long Beach, several candidates were out and about on Tuesday hoping to gain some last minute support before the election.
Businessman and 2018 GOP Gubernatorial candidate John Cox ended his bus tour in Long Beach on Tuesday, appearing in the same city where Newsom and Biden had been only 12 hours earlier. Going after Newsom and career politicians, Cox urged voters not to polarize the election and focus on getting Newsom out.
“Today Californians have a chance to change the direction of our state,” said Cox. “We can reject the career politicians that have failed us for so long. We can finally elect someone with solutions to fix California’s problems and the ability to implement them. I’m ready to turn our state around. To make it clear that this race isn’t just about the national political scene. This is about the quality of life for Californians.”
Following the press conference, Cox continued on to his home in Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County to await the electoral returns.
“…to make it clear that this race isn’t just about the national political scene … this is about the quality of life for Californians.” -Cox pic.twitter.com/FIP7mQNCR0
— Faith E. Pinho (@faithepinho) September 14, 2021
Elsewhere, Larry Elder continued to gather more messages of support from politicians and celebrities on Tuesday, including one from Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza, and others from many members of the media. Otherwise, Elder as staying in the LA area on Tuesday with only a victory party in Costa Mesa being scheduled.
Rounding out other travels, Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) traveled back home to Lincoln in Placer County on Tuesday, awaiting a watch party there tonight. Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer opted for a quiet election day following a busy last stage push promoting himself as the “common sense” alternative to Gavin Newsom. Democratic candidate Kevin Paffrath opted for more interviews, with Caitlyn Jenner also appearing on the same Fox News show. Paffrath was on following the media following her to vote in Beverly Hills earlier on Tuesday.
Finally, Governor Newsom also decided on a quieter election day, simply urging Californians to vote no on the recall via Twitter.
It’s Election Day, California!!
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 14, 2021
“What candidates do on election day is usually a last hurrah and brings out their campaigning style in the rawest form,” explained former political manager assistant Andrea Hart to the Globe on Tuesday. “Cox has been attacking Newsom with big political stunts like bringing out a bear or holding press conferences in scenic areas. Holding his last event on a beach in the exact same city Newsom was in yesterday? True to form.”
“A lot of the more family oriented candidates are looking for a nice night at home or a party tonight, which many are. Faulconer, Kiley, Elder, and Newsom in particular seem pretty confident either at where they personally stand or how they think the election will go. Those with entertainment or media based jobs, like Paffrath and Jenner, are soaking in the cameras more than the others are as well. It’s the day of [the election], so everyone is getting ready for tonight.”
Election results are expected to start coming in tonight around 8 PM when polls close.
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