Gavin Newsom Recall Panic: Gov. Calls Snoop Dogg, Hollywood Democrats Begging for Help

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Aides and supporters of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) are in panic mode, reaching out to celebrities such as Snoop Dogg and begging for help in promoting the incumbent while bashing his challenger, conservative talk radio star and author Larry Elder.

With the recall election mere weeks away, Newsom aides are scrambling, reportedly reaching out to “several prominent celebrities including Snoop Dogg, urging the rapper to tweet to his 19.2 million followers his disapproval of Republican radio talk show host Larry Elder, who has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Newsom in the event that the governor is recalled,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during the California Democrats 2019 State Convention at the Moscone Center on June 01, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are speaking at the California Democratic Convention that runs through Sunday. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

According to the outlet, Snoop has agreed but is waiting to speak until the “right movement.” Other celebrities, however, have already spoken out.

Snoop Dogg performs at Masters Of Ceremony 2019 at Barclays Center on June 28, 2019 in New York City. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

In this July 13, 2021, file photo, conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Norwalk, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

“Don’t DeSantis our California. Reject the ridiculous recall. Vote No and return your ballot by 9/14,” left-wing singer and activist John Legend tweeted this week to his 13.8 million Twitter followers.

Leftist comedian George Lopez has also gone to bat for Newsom on social media.

All the while, Hollywood elites, including Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Rob Reiner, and Barbra Streisand are wielding their influence, dumping money into Newsom’s cause.

As Breitbart News reported:

Steven Spielberg recently donated a cool $25,000 to the Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom committee, while his former DreamWorks partner Jeffrey Katzenberg was in a more generous mood, forking over $500,000, according to publicly available state records.

Rob Reiner gave $10,000 while Barbra Streisand gave $2,500. Their donations came after a virtual Hollywood fundraiser last week that was intended to bolster Newsom’s war chest.

Casey Wasserman, who helped organize the event, donated $100,000 to the committee while Byron Allen stepped in with $10,000.

On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed President Biden intends to campaign for Newsom ahead of the election as the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan rages on and thousands of Americans remain stranded in the Taliban-run country.

“I can confirm, the president does still plan to go and campaign for Governor Newsom in California … that is still certainly his plan,” Psaki told reporters.


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