Gavin Newsom is essentially running against Donald Trump in the recall. His ads, which are running on TV and are filling my Facebook feed, call the recall an effort by “the same Republicans who refused to accept the election results” and “are passing voter suppression laws across the country.”
Now, the ads say, these Trumpers “have set their sights on California.”
Newsom is not wrong: The recall is, indeed, an effort driven by the GOP, which is way out of power in this state and has elected only one governor in the past 26 years – through a recall.
But while the news is focused on his campaign and his ads, there’s been less attention to another recall effort that is, to at least some extent, funded by people connected to Trump allies.
The campaign to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa…