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Gavin Newsom’s Delusional Letter to Joe Biden

Gavin Newsom has written a letter to Joe Biden, saying he “stands ready” to “highlight” California’s “policy innovations” so they can be adopted nationally. I stand ready to highlight California’s policy failures so they can be averted nationally. To that end, I’ve sent Biden a fact check of Newsom’s delusional letter. It begins, “In your …

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Biden’s “California Plan”

A headline in the LA Times today reads: “Make America California Again? That’s Biden’s plan.” Likewise, Gavin Newsom’s former chief economic advisor has a new article in Project Syndicate hailing California as a model that “points the way forward” for the nation. The article does not mention that we have the nation’s highest poverty and …

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A New Low for Newsom with “California Coup” Stunt

Only in California would a vote of the people be considered a coup. Yesterday, the chair of the State Democratic Party and other top Newsom allies held a press conference to oppose the Recall titled, “Defending against the California Coup.” Here’s how CalMatters began its story on the event: “When is a constitutionally outlined petition …

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My Letter to Mitch McConnell: Don’t Seat Padilla

I’ve just obtained a Legal Opinion from the Office of the Legislative Counsel confirming what I’ve told Governor Newsom repeatedly: there are legal issues with his appointment of Alex Padilla to the Senate, as the Constitution requires an election. Read the opinion here. I’ve sent the Legal Opinion to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, along …

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