California Democrats united this weekend at their state party’s convention in defense of Gov. Gavin Newsom, as he faces a near-certain recall later this year.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday:
Democrats split during the 2003 recall of Gov. Gray Davis after Lt. Gov Cruz Bustamante broke a pledge not to run and entered the field of replacement candidates. The entire delegation of California congressional Democrats opposed the recall but also supported Bustamante among that field, diluting Democratic support for keeping Davis. He lost, and Bustamante finished a distant second to Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Newsom’s camp is determined not to have anything like that happen to him. The weekend’s convention featured a parade of Democrats praising Newsom and denouncing the recall as everything from a waste of tens of millions of dollars to a scheme hatched by Donald Trump supporters to bypass the traditional election calendar. The Republicans haven’t won