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California Governor

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/23/us/p ... ernor.html
Caitlyn Jenner Announces Run for California Governor

Ms. Jenner, a Republican former Olympian and transgender activist, said on Friday that she was running to challenge Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat facing an all but certain recall election.
I'm just going to laugh and say nothing more.


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Ms. Jenner, a Republican former Olympian and transgender activist, said on Friday that she was running to challenge Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat facing an all but certain recall election.
"For completeness," California's recall is a two-step process. The first question to the voters is whether to recall; the second is, if recalled, who will replace the recalled official.

So to say "running to challenge" isn't quite accurate. Yes, a high-profile candidate waiting in the wings may spur people to sign a petition for a recall. But many a recall-schemer has learned that someone else might swoop to claim the open office. Darrell Fucking Issa was the ringleader behind the last recall; he was already measuring the drapes in Sacramento when Schwarzenegger decided to claim the low-hanging fruit.


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Randy Quaid is running. :eek:


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SuzieC wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:48 pm Randy Quaid is running. :eek:
Well he is a celebrity. We've never gone wrong when electing a celebrity. Have we?


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zekeb wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:00 am
SuzieC wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:48 pm Randy Quaid is running. :eek:
Well he is a creepy celebrity. We've never gone wrong when electing a creepy celebrity. Have we?
FIFY
He always reminded me of that creepy uncle that liked to give tight hugs and get you to sit on their laps. I never cared for him. :nope:


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Suranis wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:41 am https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/23/us/p ... ernor.html
Caitlyn Jenner Announces Run for California Governor

Ms. Jenner, a Republican former Olympian and transgender activist, said on Friday that she was running to challenge Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat facing an all but certain recall election.
I'm just going to laugh and say nothing more.
A recent poll from the Public Policy Institute of California found that just 40 percent of voters in the state supported a recall and more than half approved of Mr. Newsom’s performance.


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bob said
Darrell Fucking' Issa was the ringleader behind the last recall; he was already measuring the drapes in Sacramento when Schwarzenegger decided to claim the low-hanging fruit.
TBH, Ahnold isn’t the worst governor we ever had. He realized pretty early on that what the right was screaming about was largely BS political theater - specifically “all the waste and fraud” when CA was pretty much a lean machine. He didn’t hurt us.

Of course, he was married to a Kennedy so RINO.

I still shudder to think of a Gov. Darrell Fucking Issa administration. :sick:


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LAT looked the signatures, and concluded, per capita, the recallers came from rural, conservative counties. That were not as impacted by COVID.

As for raw numbers, most of the signatures came from, unsurprisingly, the most populous counties.


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Might be good to list some candidates in the topic title for search, almost started a WTF Is Caitlyn doing? topic :lol:

Other than grifting, helping Gavin raise money, and being taken advantage of by Brad "Sticky Fingers" Parscale, not much point to this campaign. Although watching the GOP slam into walls over supporting her or not is pretty funny.
Caitlyn Jenner’s recall campaign goes silent in first week
By CARLA MARINUCCI 04/29/2021 11:28 PM EDT

OAKLAND — Caitlyn Jenner launched her gubernatorial campaign a week ago with a media splash that teased the audacious promise of shaking up state politics — and delivering big trouble to California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Since then, it’s been crickets. The reality TV star and transgender activist hasn't made a single TV appearance. She hasn't held a press conference or social media event. No rollout of key Republican endorsements. She doesn't have an issues page on her website, but offers ways to "donate" and buy "Caitlyn for California" merchandise. “If she doesn't come out and say something within the next several days, I think everyone moves on and says this is just some type of crank candidacy," said veteran GOP consultant Rob Stutzman, who was a principal adviser to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during his successful 2003 recall bid. Jenner is "an outsider now auditioning to run the largest state government in the country," Stutzman added. "You’ve got to give a speech, sit for interviews — and convince people that you can do it."
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Jennifer Kerns, a former California Republican Party spokesperson and now a national radio talk show host with All-American Radio, said it’s mystifying that Jenner — a 1976 Olympic gold medalist introduced to a new generation of Americans on the reality TV hit "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" — isn't staying relevant every day in the age of social media after entering the race. “When you're launching a campaign, you need to be feeding the media and feeding the public ... you have a 24/7 news media cycle that you have to feed every single day," Kerns said. “And that is going to be a huge challenge ... all of the recall candidates have to hold people’s attention spans, now through October ... and remember that content is king." Case in point: Jenner was nearly forgotten Tuesday when "National Lampoon" actor Randy Quaid said he was "seriously considering" his own run for governor. Quaid, a supporter of former President Donald Trump, was trending by the end of the day on Twitter.
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On social media, one of Jenner’s attempts to join California's fray revealed how difficult it is for a political neophyte to tackle state issues. Over the weekend, she slammed what she called “Gavin’s DAs” as the source of crime problems, a charge that drew immediate pushback from Democrats and political insiders because district attorneys are elected locally, not appointed by the governor. (Newsom also did not endorse San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, the reformist in question; Newsom instead backed opponent Suzy Loftus in 2019.) Meanwhile, Jenner's entrance into the race has given Newsom a new fundraising pitch, and his campaign said he collected $300,000 in the first 36 hours after her announcement. Newsom has played heavily on Jenner's reliance on Trump advisers, including Brad Parscale, who was for a time Trump's 2020 campaign manager. Jenner took it in stride Tuesday, saying on Twitter, "You’re welcome, Gavin! I am glad I am such a fundraising asset to your team," adding a laughing emoji.
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Besides fame, Jenner does start with personal wealth and has a vast social media audience — 3.5 million followers on Twitter and nearly 11 million on Instagram. She could leverage those accounts the same way Trump and other politicians have in recent years, though it's unclear how many of those followers are California voters or potential donors. But Newsom is quickly shoring up his defense — and benefiting from some strong political tailwinds at the moment. California has the lowest coronavirus infection rate in the nation and the Covid-19 vaccine is available to anyone 16 and older. Nearly every activity has resumed in some form, though some — like schools — remain largely scaled back from normal capacity. Families and friends have begun to socialize after being fully vaccinated.

Already, a new PPIC poll this week suggests the strongest evidence yet that Newsom is amassing the popular support to beat back a recall, finding 59 percent of likely voters approve of how Newsom has managed school reopening, and an equal share approves of how he has handled jobs and the economy. That has left more experienced GOP candidates — former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, businessman John Cox and former House Rep. Doug Ose — looking for ways to capture voters' attention. They remain active on social media, and Faulconer is making regular appearances on national and local television shows. He won't comment directly on Jenner but has made himself available and said he’s scheduling almost daily events to make his case. “Look I think, I think there's a reason why two million Californians signed this recall petition. There's a real sense of urgency to get our state back on the right track,’’ he said. “I think you're seeing a continued rise in anger and frustration from parents all across the state that are angry because our public schools have still not fully reopened.”

But Stutzman says all Republicans — including Jenner — better step up their game, and fast. “Since she’s announced, the other three Republicans have all apparently fallen off the face of the earth," Stutzman said. "Obviously Gavin — predictably — is getting some uptick ... and he's had a pretty good two months in which he switched it up and gotten on the road," more effectively using the governor’s office as a showcase to underscore those positive outcomes. “If Republicans are serious, they have got to get aggressive and get much sharper elbows about Newsom’’ — or face the possibility of becoming footnotes, he said. “If it were me, I would be running my own TV show on social media every day.”
https://www.politico.com/states/califor ... ek-1379029


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Parscale? Isn’t he the shirtless drunk wife beater?


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pipistrelle wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 7:31 am Parscale? Isn’t he the shirtless drunk wife beater?
Yes. Allegedly. ;)


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