Sep 4, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Harris heading to California next week to campaign for Newsom

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris listens as U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as delivers remarks on the U.S. military’s ongoing evacuation efforts in Afghanistan.
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Vice President Harris will campaign for California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday in the Bay Area after canceling last month because of a terrorist attack in Afghanistan killed 13 American service members.

Details: The former senator from California — and state's attorney general — will attempt to boost Democratic turnout ahead of the recall election on Sept. 14. It's the second time in California history that a gubernatorial recall campaign has succeeded in getting on the ballot.

  • Harris' support in the campaign would be a "significant step" from Democratic Party leaders to aid Newsom in the recall fight, per the San Fransisco Chronicle. The White House has previously expressed its support for the Democratic incumbent.
  • Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is campaigning on Saturday with Newsom in Los Angeles, CNN reported.
  • The effort to recall Newsom began after he was photographed last year at a dinner in Napa County as coronavirus cases surged and the state government restricted social gatherings.

What's next: Newsom has said that President Biden would also travel to California ahead of the recall vote.

  • White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Aug. 25: “I don’t have a date for you at this point in time, but that is still certainly his plan.”
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