Vice President Harris is campaigning on behalf of Governor Gavin Newsom in the California recall election.
The former California Senator held a rally in San Leandro ahead of President Biden's visit to the state over the next few days. "This recall campaign is about California -- and it's about a whole lot more. They think if they can do this in California, they can do it anywhere," Harris said during the Bay Area event. Harris crafted the race as a battle between California's progressive values and Republicans looking to take the nation's most populous state backward on women's rights, abortion access and labor and immigrant rights. She echoed Newsom's campaign message that the outcome will ripple beyond the state. Harris had been set to campaign with Newsom in late August, but she postponed the trip because of events in Afghanistan,
Obama is also pledging his support for the Governor ahead of the September 14th election, releasing an endorsement video that came out this week.