The Vice President left Washington D.C. at 6:05 a.m. PT en route for Oakland. Harris joined Newsom for an event this afternoon at IBEW-NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Center in San Leandro. The VP is expected to depart from the Oakland International Airport after the event.
“This recall campaign is about California — and its about a whole lot more. They think if they can do this in California, they can do it anywhere,” Harris said. during the event.
During the event, Harris mentioned how Newsom legalized gay marriage as San Francisco mayor.
“He has had the courage to believe in and know what is possible,” the vice president said.
“I’ve known him a long time,” @KamalaHarris says. “One of the things I know about Gavin Newsom, he never hears no that’s not possible”
She mentions how he legalized gay marriage as SF mayor. “He has had the courage,” she adds. “To believe in and know what is possible.”
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 8, 2021
Harris had been set to campaign with Newsom in late August, but she postponed the trip because of events in Afghanistan,
Yesterday, Newsom campaigned for Latino voters while taking aim at GOP frontrunner Larry Elder during a stop at the Mission Language and Vocational School.
“No community would be more disproportionately impacted from a public health prism than the Latino community,” Newsom said. “The power he (Larry Elder) has day one with an executive day one to eliminate those protections is profound, and I hope the community wakes up to that simple choice, because that’s a choice you’ll make.”
Newsom’s campaign says the purpose of the Harris/Biden appearances is to amplify their message and “make sure every living, breathing Californian knows this recall is happening.”
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer will also be campaigning in the Bay Area today. He will in San Francisco — positioning himself as an alternative to Larry Elder, who Newsom has focused on as his biggest threat.
With only six days to go until the election, the latest poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows the recall effort is likely to fail, still Elder remains the frontrunner candidate to replace Newsom if it does pass.
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