The Log Cabin Republicans are officially endorsing a “yes vote” on the Recall Gavin Newsom special election September 14th, 2021.
California cannot suffer anymore under the hypocritical reign of Governor Gavin Newsom. This man is turning our Golden State into one of government dependence, rampant fraud, the fulfillment of woke progressive wish lists and an utter refusal to take accountability for his own hypocrisy.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit at the start of 2020, Gavin Newsom wasted no time in labeling many workers non-essential, resulting in the closure of 20,000 businesses. He shuttered churches and houses of worship while leaving abortion clinics and marijuana dispensaries open to the public. He closed down dine-in restaurants while spending $20,000 at a non-socially distanced, maskless dinner party at the French Laundry. He closed public schools and forced Zoom education on the populace while his own children benefited from private and costly, in-person learning. The unemployment department of California which he oversees has been wrought with fraud as they send billions of our tax dollars to criminals, illegal immigrants and non-residents. He’s driven out successful entrepreneurs like Elon Musk with Tesla, costing California thousands of jobs. He has neglected our forests which have caused some of the most damaging wild fires in California’s history. He has neglected our water supply and failed to find solutions like desalinization to help with a drought that does not seem to end. He has supported the release of thousands of violent criminals citing Covid 19 precautions while he simultaneously encourages fining and arresting those who balk at Covid 19 mandates.
He is simply out of control.
While Log Cabin Republicans are choosing to forgo official endorsement of a particular Republican candidate in the special gubernatorial election, we wholeheartedly endorse voting “Yes” on question 1 of the ballot.
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Below are the top 4 candidates vying for Governor, all of which Log Cabin would be happy see replace Gavin Newsom in Sacramento.
Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympian and Decathlon winner has been one of the few celebrities in California to be a consistent Republican. She has branded herself in the recall race as a “Compassionate Disruptor”, implementing a message of unifying Californians across the political spectrum. The primary issues Caitlyn is focused on are cutting regulations, addressing homelessness and lowering taxes.
She has promised to call on lawmakers from both parties to review the burdensome regulations that have stymied California’s growth and enact sunset laws for regulations that have outlived their usefulness. In order to curb homelessness in California, she has promised to remove burdensome regulations that make affordable housing unaffordable. She will also work with the private sector such as faith-based institutions and charities to develop both short term and long term solutions to the homeless currently occupying our streets. With California being the highest taxed state in the nation, she has promised to veto any new tax increase passed by the legislature. She is also committed to cutting duplicate programs and crippling the special interest legislation that wastes California tax dollars on programs that do not benefit the California resident.
Her personal story of overcoming opposition within her own party while holding to her conservative values proves her determination, grit, and passion to see a brighter California under Republican leadership.
Kevin Faulconer, the former Mayor of San Diego has been one of few Republicans to be elected in largely Democratic areas. He began his career on the San Diego City Council in 2006 and was elected Mayor of San Diego in 2014. He can be understood as the candidate in the recall race who is a “Moderate Republican” who is fiscally conservative and socially progressive. A few of the issues Kevin Faulconer is most concerned with are wildfire prevention, saving California restaurants which were decimated by the pandemic lockdowns and reducing homelessness.
Kevin’s plan to combat wildfire fires is holistic. He has promised to increase the wildfire prevention budget to a billion dollars each year, consolidate the governmental departments concerned with prevention into one streamlined approach and offer $10,000 in tax incentives to residential owners who prepare their homes for wildfires. Regarding the epidemic of homelessness, Kevin will implement the methods he used in San Diego on a statewide level. This includes not only cutting regulations to streamline affordable housing projects but offer health services to the homeless including counseling and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. He tackles the issue both from the practical perspective and one that is compassionate an understanding to those who are homeless.
Kevin’s political career proves that he can be elected a Republican in a blue state. His experience brings with it the understanding of how politics and government operate in the Golden State and he would seek to implement his moderate approach in Sacramento.
Kevin Kiley is an elected State Assembly official. Before his career in politics, he was an English teacher in Los Angeles and then a Lawyer. A Harvard, Yale and Loyola Marymount graduate, Kevin has used his education to help author groundbreaking legislation in California concerning A.I., criminal justice reform, freedom of speech and protections for sexual assault victims. Kevin seeks to replace Gavin Newsom and reimplement conservative approaches to California particularly in regards to school choice, ending lockdowns and weeding out corruption both in Sacramento and California at large.
Being a State Assembly official, Kevin knows how to work in a system that currently is a Super-Majority Democrat controlled. He understands the traps and pitfalls that a Republican Governor can face with such steep opposition. His approach would include Executive Orders to bypass the Legislature, but would mostly entail revoking the measures currently stifling California. Kevin is a strong supporter of school choice for kids, allowing the tax dollars spent on public education in California to follow the student, and not be doled out by bureaucrats in Sacramento. Kevin is the only elected member in California politics that has refused money from special interest groups. This means he is the candidate that is 100% for the people, making him an attractive option for those who rightly worry about politicians being bought.
Larry Elder was born in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from Crenshaw High School. He attended Brown University before getting his Juris Doctor from University of Michigan. Since then, “The Sage from South Central” has become a conservative thought leader for the past thirty years with his nationally syndicated radio broadcast, “The Larry Elder Show”. Larry seeks to replace Gavin Newsom and is promising to remove vaccination and mask mandates while effecting ending the Covid lockdowns, combatting crime and homelessness and rooting out the fraud in Sacramento, particularly at the EDD.
Regarding the draconian measures in which Newsom has ruled California, Elder would abolish the mandates and return to California to a state the is open for business. He would then tackle the EDD and billions in fraud that was paid out illegally through tech innovation and public-private partnerships. He would also open schools and relinquish children from the deleterious effects of Zoom education.
Larry writes about his issues the same way he speaks in interviews and on his radio show: He is direct, treats people as equals and cuts through the political jargon. Larry is not a typical politician, but rather an outsider who knows exactly how to define the issues. Larry seeks to implement his matter-of-fact conservatism into a system that desperately needs shaking up. His story is the American Dream: He educated himself, worked for what he wanted, achieved his goals and is now pressing forward to new heights.
All four of these candidates are solid choices for Gavin Newsom’s replacement. Whether one is seeking an outsider like Caitlyn Jenner, an established politician that knows the rules of the game like Kiley and Faulconer, or a staunchly conservative thought leader who has shaped conservatism for two generations like Elder, the Log Cabin Republicans would be pleased with any of these candidates to send Gavin Newsom into obscurity.
Vote “Yes” on the recall! Vote for a replacement!