Gavin Newsom Gets Viable Democrat Challenger

Charlie Nguyen from Berkeley, CA, United States of America [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Gavin Newsom is now getting challenged from the left and according to reports could lose to the Democrat. This destroys the Democrat narrative that the recall is a GOP witch hunt.

YouTube star and real estate millionaire Kevin Paffrath is helping destroy that narrative. Paffrath recently topped a SurveyUSA poll.

According to The Washington Times:

Mr. Paffrath’s rise makes it tougher to tar the recall as a right-wing plot, and Democratic voters may be less likely to obey the party’s pleas to ignore the second part of the ballot listing alternative candidates when they see the “D” next to Mr. Paffrath’s name.

Mr. Paffrath, who said he has been a registered Democrat since he was 18, called Mr. Newsom’s call for voters to leave the second question blank “just classic Gavin Newsom being selfish.”

“It is so stupid not to have a backup option,” Mr. Paffrath told The Washington Times.

“In my opinion, if the Democratic Party was wise and actually looked at these polling numbers showing that this recall is getting more and more likely, it would be very smart to ‘hail Mary’ endorse a backup Democrat,” he said. “We would be that person.”

The first question asks whether Newsom should be recalled, with the second question listing 46 alternative candidates. Only 9 are Democrats.


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