Column: What lies ahead for Gavin Newsom? That depends on Kamala Harris

The governor could be a front-runner for president — if fellow Californian Kamala Harris wasn't already Biden's No. 2.

9/20/2021 8:33:00 PM

The governor could be a front-runner for president — if fellow Californian Kamala Harris wasn't already Biden's No. 2, writes columnist markzbarabak.

The governor could be a front-runner for president — if fellow Californian Kamala Harris wasn't already Biden's No. 2.

Here’s what we know after the polls closed about the attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.Newsom should be a very hot commodity right now, especially after beating the recall by such a huge margin. He might conceivably top the list of prospective Democratic presidential candidates touted by political gossips and others who set the early betting line.

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But one thing stands in his way: Vice President Kamala Harris.For well over half a century, the office of California governor has had a sort of magical quality, transforming even the most wooden occupant — think George Deukmejian or Gray Davis — into presidential timber.

Part of it is history.Ronald Reagan used Sacramento as his stepping stone to the White House and others tried. Jerry Brown ran for president three times, andif his age, 78 at the time, hadn’t caught up with him. Pete Wilson also gave it a shot.Part of it is heft, that whole nation-state thing. headtopics.com

AdvertisementApart from president, there is no bigger job in American politics than leading the wealthiest and most populous state in the country.For Democrats, in particular, California is foundational. The state accounts for nearly a fifth of the electoral votes needed to win the White House — which the party’s nominee typically starts with and looks to build upon — and is far and away the largest source of campaign cash for Democratic candidates and causes nationwide.

But as big as California is, there’s not room enough for two top-tier White House hopefuls — especially when one is already the proverbial heart tick away from the presidency.Harris and Newsom came up together through San Francisco politics, where Harris was elected district attorney and Newsom, after a time on the Board of Supervisors, served two terms as mayor. They have, in the way of many siblings, a history of friendship, rivalry, envy and mutual aid.

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Fox News Host Attacks Kamala Harris For Attending A Football GameThe 'Fox & Friends' personality linked the world's woes with Harris flipping a coin for the kickoff of a game featuring her alma mater, Howard University. Not surprised, consider the source . F & F

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In California recall, Gavin Newsom should have been the only name on the ballotIf voters had recalled Gov. Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor should have been the one to replace him, columnist George Skelton writes. good luck Would have been perfect timing for Halloween. I would agree only if Gov and Lt Gov were a ticket together like the presidency.

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