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Gavin Newsom recall effort receives $1M boost from John Cox

Randy Mancini 67 Feb 18
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Newsom could likely face a recall election this year. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, the California Legislature passed a bill that would require all active registered voters receive a ballot in the mail for that and any other election that happens this year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Newsom could likely face a recall election this year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

The campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has received another big boost from Republican John Cox. The San Diego businessman recently made his second personal donation of $1 million to the recall effort.

Newsom recall campaign: Republican Cox makes new $1M contribution to gubernatorial bid. “Schools remain closed, seniors have had difficult time accessing vaccines & now Newsom is giving no bid contracts to donors – the recall is on.” https://t.co/Sbl9COslvw #FoxNews #RecallNewsom pic.twitter.com/O1bscCUUM5

— JohnHCox (@TheRealJohnHCox) February 18, 2021

The 2018 California gubernatorial candidate is making another run for governor in the likely recall election. Cox gained the support of President Trump in 2018, but lost by 24 points in the election.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION TO RECALL CALIF. GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM

So far, recall efforts have reached the 1.5 million signature threshold to trigger a special election. The goal is to reach the 2 million mark by mid-March for a comfortable margin Nshould some signatures be disqualified.

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