Elder, a Republican, leads pack of 46 candidates to replace Newsom

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is battling it out in person and on the airwaves as he fights off a recall election Tuesday and the leading Republican candidate trying to unseat him, talk radio host Larry Elder. Newsom urged voters Sunday to vote “No” on the recall, while Elder slammed the media for what he described as double standards that insulated Newsom from criticism and scrutiny throughout the contest, the Associated Press reported.

The sunny, late-summer weekend was a swirl of political activity, as candidates held rallies, continued bus tours and cluttered the TV airwaves with advertising offering their closing arguments in advance of the election that concludes Tuesday.

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