The Sacramento Bee reports that a new poll shows San Diego Republican John Cox holds a seven-point advantage for second place among likely voters in the governor’s election.
So it looks like it’s going to be Cox and Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom facing off in the November general election.
That’s bad news for former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa but great news for Gavin Newsom.
The odds of Republicans winning the governor’s office in the fall are at this point in the category of the absurd…making Newsom’s fall campaign an an absurdly easy task.
Cox can thank President Donald Trump for his endorsement. That seems, according to the Bee, to have Republicans coalescing around Cox’s campaign.
The President’s endorsement was a fatal blow to Republican extremist candidate Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach. In April, he and Cox were nearly neck-and-neck, with Cox at 47 percent and Allen at 38 percent among Republicans.