California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will face Republican front-runner Larry Elder on Sept. 14 in the state’s first recall election since 2003, spelling consequences for Democrats nationally.
Elder is a conservative radio talk show host who has been gaining the most traction among conservative voters. In a UC Berkeley poll, he got 18 percent of likely voters; the most of any GOP candidate. He’s a Trump supporter who opposes abortion and vaccine and mask mandates, and has made controversial and false statements, including questioning whether women know as much as men and once saying that employers should be allowed to ask women if they plan to have children. Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: