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California GOP nixes endorsement fight in Newsom recall


Last updated 8/12/2021 at 4:51pm

Radio talk show host Larry Elder, center, poses for selfies with supporters during a campaign stop Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Norwalk. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Michael R. Blood

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The California Republican Party voted overwhelmingly Saturday, Aug. 7, not to endorse any candidate in the looming recall election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, sidestepping a potentially nasty fight over a GOP favorite that threatened to divide Republicans and depress turnout in the nationally watched race.

The lopsided vote to skip an endorsement – supported by about 90% of delegates attending a virtual party meeting – reflected concerns that an internal feud among candidates and their supporters...

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