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Californians To Decide Fate Of Gavin Newsom In Closely Watched Special Election

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at Manny's on Aug. 13, 2021 in San Francisco, (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at Manny's on Aug. 13, 2021 in San Francisco, (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Vice President Kamala Harris is in California Wednesday campaigning for Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose political fate will be decided Tuesday in a special election to recall him from office.

Republicans hope to replace Newsom with a conservative, but even Democratic voters in this deep blue state have voiced their dissatisfaction with the governor’s pandemic response and other issues.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Scott Shafer, senior editor for KQED, and Shawn Hubler, California correspondent for the New York Times.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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