Sat, Jul 24, 2021 5:33 PM
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, AP
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Republican Party has cleared the way to potentially endorse a candidate in the upcoming recall election against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The list of 46 candidates running to replace him includes 24 Republicans. The party's delegates will gather virtually Aug. 7 to determine whether to back a candidate, which would direct the party's money and resources that person's way. A candidate needs support from 60% of delegates to win the endorsement, a high threshold to cross. The endorsement process has been controversial, with some Republicans arguing it distracts from the main goal of convincing enough voters to remove Newsom.