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California Gov. Newsom Recall Fails: Strategists Analyze The Political Playbook Moving Forward

The votes are still being counted, but it’s clear that California Gov. Gavin Newsom has easily survived a recall election where the COVID-19 pandemic was center stage as an issue.

Democrats say they now have a strategy for how to run against Trumpism; Republicans say they’ll live for another day.

California political strategists Rob Stutzman and Christine Pelosi join Here & Now‘s Scott Tong to discuss.

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