Newsom’s approval ratings have been relatively stable throughout the spring and summer once the state accelerated its vaccination campaign after a rocky start, but some Democratic operatives have worried that the governor’s political fortunes could be affected by a resurgence in cases — as some parts of the state, like Los Angeles County, are seeing now.
Voters will be asked two questions on the September ballot. The first will be whether they want to vote “yes” or “no” to recall Newsom, who was elected in 2018 with nearly 62% of the vote. The second question will ask who they want to replace Newsom with.
Jenner is one of a number of prominent Republicans vying to replace Newsom in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 2 to 1.