California Recall: Republicans, Democrats make campaign push in Bay Area ahead of September election

ByTim Johns KGO logo
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Republicans, Democrats campaign across Bay Area ahead of CA recall
With just 20 days left until Californians head to the polls, many of the candidates are running full speed ahead toward the finish line.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- With just 20 days left until Californians head to the polls for the recall election, many of the candidates are running full speed ahead towards the finish line.

There were two Republican contenders in the Bay Area on Wednesday.

The first was former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer held a rally in the East Bay, where he received an endorsement from Crime Victims United.

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Caitlyn Jenner was in San Francisco touring the city's Tenderloin District.

She talked about everything from homelessness, to drug addiction and fixing the economy.

"If you have lower taxes, less regulations, build a pro business environment. I believe in the people of California, not the people in Sacramento," Jenner said.

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Jenner has struggled to gain traction in the polls. She says the issues are what matter and believes voters are sick of the policies of Governor Newsom.

"We need to come up with solutions and we need to do it fast or to be honest with you this won't be the Golden State any longer," she said.

While Jenner was in San Francisco, across the bay in Oakland, several Democrats came out to support Gov. Gavin Newsom and attack his opponents.

Top of their list was GOP frontrunner Larry Elder.

"Is perpetuating anti-vaxxer conspiracy theorists. He believes climate change is a hoax. He wants to take us back to the 1950s," said Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks.

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Democrats like Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff framed the recall itself as a right wing power grab and slammed it as a waste of taxpayer money.

"You are voting no on eliminating a minimum wage. You are voting no on taking away choice. You are voting no on taking away life-saving health orders," Schaaf said.