Newt Gingrich joins generations of Republican leadership to support the effort to recall Governor Newsom as signature total tops 800,000
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – December 10 – Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich officially endorses the Republican-led effort in California to recall Governor Gavin Newsom.
“The ‘blue wave’ that the leftwing media spent months talking about disappeared in California,” said Gingrich. “This is a direct result of Gavin Newsom’s destructive leadership that has crippled small businesses and sent billions of dollars of California COVID-19 jobless benefits to criminals across the nation.”
Newt Gingrich served as the 50th Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995-1999. A member of the Republican Party, he was the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, serving north Atlanta and nearby areas from 1979-1999. During his time as Speaker, Gingrich passed significant legislation, including welfare reform in 1996, the 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act, and balancing the federal budget in 1999. Since leaving the House, Gingrich has remained
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich joins Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Former GOP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, Honorary Co-Chair Orange County Supervisor and lead proponent for OpenCALNow Don Wagner, Honorable Chairs Tirso Del Junco, CA GOP Chairman during the Reagan administration, Former GOP Chair Frank Visco and Former LA County Supervisor and CA GOP Chairman Mike Antonovich. Leading proponent for OpenCALNow, Co-Chairs include county party chairmen, past and present state legislators and numerous Women’s Federated chapters.
According to Rescue California Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, “The support of Former Speaker Newt Gingrich demonstrates the national interest in restoring good governance to California and we are pleased to have his support.”
An estimated 800,000 signatures have already been collected of the 1,495,709 minimum required by March 17th. After an initial submission of 55,586 signatures to county registrars in July, California Patriot Coalition/ RecallGavin2020 submitted an additional 494,241 signatures in the beginning of November and is in the process of preparing an additional submission of approximately 250,000 within the next few weeks for a total of over 800,000 signatures. With signatures gathered in all 58 counties, the top performing counties include Los Angeles and Orange County, each submitting over 70,000 signatures, followed by Riverside with just over 50,000 and San Diego at 45,000. This is the largest known gathering of signatures by volunteers in US history.
The original petitioners of the current effort, a massive non-partisan volunteer organization, welcomed the support.
“This is happening at exactly the right time, we have just gotten the 120 day extension. This new committee, supported by dozens of prominent elected officials and seasoned professionals, is a perfect complement to our volunteers. We are the army, and they are the cavalry. I could not be more pleased.” – Orrin Heatlie, Lead Proponent of the Recall