California Gov. Gavin Newsom is alerting fellow Democrats that a “red wave” is on the way next Tuesday, and that the party isn’t doing enough to compete with Republicans in terms of “messaging.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is campaigning for embattled Democrats in an effort to bail out a party he says is being "destroyed on messaging.” He spoke exclusively with @MajorCBS addressing questions about whether his political ambitions extend beyond the Golden State. pic.twitter.com/CzVdOhz7kX
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 1, 2022
Newsom, who has spent more time trolling Republican governors in Florida and Texas than campaigning at home, issued his warning in an interview with CBS News on Tuesday. When asked if the election felt like a “red wave,” Newsom said, “Yeah. Naturally, it does. And, once again, I’m not being paid to say that; I’m being paid to say, you know, [indistinguishable] — I get it. I mean, I could be a cheerleader. I’m also a realist. You can feel it.”
Democrats, according to Newsom, are “getting crushed on narrative.” He made no mention of any issues with Democratic Party policies on the economy, crime, or the border, three of the most important issues to voters.
Although the vast majority of California voters cast their ballots by mail and have been doing so for weeks already, Newsom will campaign for troubled Democrats in hotly contested congressional districts in his home state in the final days of the election.