A debate is set for Wednesday night to showcase some of the candidates in California's recall race. It will be held at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Southern California. Hosted by Fox 11 LA and hosted by Hugh Hewitt, John Cox, Kevin Falconer, Kevin Kiley and Doug Ose will hit the stage to debate. Larry Elder, Caitlyn Jenner, and Governor Newsom will not be in attendance.KFBK will air the debate live starting at 6pm and will run approximately until 7:30pm. Newsom has criticized the recall as a partisan effort and waste of taxpayer money, but he "has his work cut out to raise Democratic interest in the recall vote. And if he fails on that front, an unusual off-year electorate might be just Republican-leaning enough to boot him out of office," according to FiveThirtyEight analysts. The recall election is set for September 14th and voters will start receiving the ballot about a month in advanced.
Here's what the Republican candidates invited to the debate have raised in large-dollar donations, according to data available on Tuesday:
John Cox: About $8.7 million across his 2021 and 2022 campaign committees -- including roughly $7.6 million in monetary and non-monetary contributions and loans from himself -- from at least 1,667 contributions
Kevin Faulconer: Approximately $3 million from at least 1,422 contributions
Larry Elder: About $990,000 from at least 574 contributions
Caitlyn Jenner: Approximately $747,000, from at least 1,581 contributions
Doug Ose: About $400,000 from at least 230 contributions
Kevin Kiley: Approximately $214,000 from at least 100 contributions
Larry Elder, Caitlyn Jenner and Governor Newsom all declined invitations to the debate. In total, 46 candidates are running to replace the governor, including 23 Republicans, 10 Democrats, 10 with no party preference, two Green party candidates and one Libertarian.