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The Gavin Newsom recall campaign just got a big cash infusion


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(FILES) #In this file photo taken on #June 3, 2020, #California #Governor #Gavin #Newsom is interviewed while visiting the #Hot and #Cool #Cafe in #Los #Angeles.

GENARO MOLINA / POOL/AFP via #Getty #Images

The campaign to recall #Gov. #Gavin #Newsom just received nearly $600,000 in contributions from an #Orange #County consulting firm and a wealthy #Bay #Area couple.

#According to a filing released #Tuesday, #Irvine-based consulting firm #Prov 3:9, LLC  donated $500,000 to the recall efforts while #Sequoia #Capital’s #Douglas #Leone and his wife #Patricia #Perkins-Leone donated a combined $100,000. The couple resides in #Atherton and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to #Republican candidates in the 2020 election cycle.

#Recall organizers need 1.5 million signatures by #March to force a recall election, and have said they currently have over 800,000. They will probably need to log closer to 2 million signatures because many will be deemed invalid once submitted for review to the #California #Secretary of #State’s office.

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The new donations will surely help organizers hire more bodies to collect signatures in public places, but the new $600,000 is still dwarfed by the $1.7 million #Darrell #Issa donated to the successful campaign to recall #Gov. #Gray #Davis in 2003. #To comfortably reach the threshold, recall organizers will likely need more large donations like these.

#Newsom’s team has grown increasingly worried about the recall efforts amid the state’s ongoing COVID-19 surge and controversial new stay-at-home order, according to #Politico.

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#In attempt to beat back growing discontent, those close to the governor have repeatedly tried to paint recall organizers as supporters of #President #Donald #Trump, since the president lost the state by nearly 30 points in #November. #Newsom spokesperson #Dan #Newman referred to recall supporters at one point as “anti-vaccine pro-Trump extremists,” but it has also been reported that prominent #Democrats could undermine #Newsom in the recall process since it is possible for voters to choose to replace #Newsom with another #Democrat.



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https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Gavin-Newsom-recall-donations-signatures-latest-15834674.php

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