Elder surrogates kicking off his first event today, warning that if Newsom wins, California will become a failed state where “our children are selling bottles of water to tourists.”
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado says he has a question for his fellow Latinos: “What do you have to lose?”
Elder appearing with his top Dem endorser, former state senate President Gloria Romero, as well as former Monterey Park Mayor Betty Chu, a Republican. Both appear in his ads
*former senate majority leader
Romero says that Newsom will be recalled when all the ballots are counted, “even the fraudulent ones.”
Sort of a rainbow coalition of Latino and Asian and White supporters behind Elder, as one supporter eaves a sign saying he “does not divide us by skin colors.”
Elder going into detail about the private education history of Barack Obama and his family, to make his point about liberal hypocrites opposing school choice.
Elder onto his main stump — homelessness, cost of living, businesses and wealthy leaving the state.
Elder hitting the media for not running more coverage of the egg-throwing incident in Venice
Elder repeats a whopper he’s used before: That none of the Newsom surrogates have said “Gavin Newsom has done a good job.” Warren, Harris, etc have all praised his record in their speeches, but the lines that get quoted are all about recall/Elder.

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Fox call onscreen, party getting slightly quieter
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado onstage now, saying he just talked to Larry Elder.

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Fox News just turned on here, with a chyron in the corner showing the first recall results: No up 66-34.

Network is playing footage of the gorilla-mask cyclist attacking Elder on a loop.
Okay, the loop is over, I just noticed it because my wide self is in the corner of the shot.
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