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California Recall Election Heats Up As Date Draws Near


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The California gubernatorial recall election is heating up.

As candidates take to the airwaves to promote their platforms, there is word conservative talk show host Larry Elder is seriously considering getting into the race. He's expected to make an announcement next week. State officials have called the election for Sept. 14, and ballots will hit mailboxes weeks before then. The short timeline, enabled by Democratic allies of the governor, buoys Newsom’s prospects as he looks to convert a rebounding economy and stabilizing poll numbers into a vindicating victory.

“The eyes of the nation are on California," said U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.). "People around the country are looking to us to see which vision of the future we choose."

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