POLITICO - By JEREMY B. WHITE - 16 July 2021
Former Trump administration official Richard Grenell said Thursday he will not run to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the September recall election.
“I’ve made a decision not to run,” Former Trump administration official Richard Grenell said on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, one day before the candidate filing deadline.
Richard Grenell had also signaled before that he would go in a different direction. Earlier this year, he launched a political organization called Fix California focused on voting and education, and he told Fox News that his pitch to donors focused on a long-term effort rather than “a sexy, quick fix like one hyped-up statewide race.”
Californians will vote on Sept. 14, although ballots will be mailed to all registered voters starting a month earlier. The recall ballot has two parts: an up-or-down question of whether Newsom should be recalled, and then a choice of who should replace him.