Per the Sacramento Bee, a campaign to recall State Senator Josh Newman (SD-29) has been launched by a conservative San Diego Radio host on Newman’s vote on the road repairs/tax increase.
You can read about it here.
Republicans across the state are losing their minds over what amounts to a few hundreds bucks a year to fix crumbling highways and byways and have decided to target Newman who turned a previously red senate seat blue.
From the Sacramento Bee, this:
Carl DeMaio, a talk radio host and former city councilman in San Diego, said Tuesday that plans are moving forward to launch a recall of Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, who voted for the $52 billion road repair package, paid for by fuel taxes and registration fees, just four months after he took office.
“This is the right strategy. There’s consensus on it. And we are moving forward,” DeMaio said.
While the gas tax is the impetus of the action, DeMaio said he and others in the nascent coalition to oust Newman are primarily setting their sights on the Democratic Party’s two-thirds supermajority in the Legislature.
DeMaio would not name any of the other players but did say they are working to get the California Republican Party involved, adding, “If they don’t take action on this, they deserve their superminority status.”