CALIFORNIA, USA — Faulconer bashes Newsom on homelessness, says he’d ‘remove tent encampments’
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer took to Facebook on Tuesday to rail against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s job on combatting homelessness in California.
In the video, Faulconer called Newsom the self-appointed “homeless czar” and claimed the governor has been encouraging people experiencing homelessness in other states to come to California.
Faulconer went on to say his plan for fighting homelessness would include removing tent encampments.
CA Secretary of State responds to Larry Elder's ballot lawsuit
The California Secretary of State’s Office is pushing back against conservative radio host Larry Elder, after Elder filed suit to get his name on the ballot for the upcoming gubernatorial recall election.
In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, the Secretary of State’s Office said:
“The Secretary of State's Office applies the same criteria to every single candidate that seeks an elected office. The Secretary of State's Office issued a Notice to Candidates that included individuals that met the tax return disclosure filing requirements. That list did not include Mr. Elder and others that failed to comply with those requirements. This is the first election where the gubernatorial candidate tax disclosure law has been applied.”
The final certified list of candidates is scheduled to be issued on Wednesday.
Six things to know about the Newsom recall candidates’ tax returns
Gov. Gavin Newsom knew he was forcing his future opponents to make more information about themselves public when he signed a law in 2019 requiring gubernatorial candidates to release five years of tax returns. What he didn’t know then, however, was that the first round of competitors would surface during a recall election in 2021.
This month, for the first time in California history, candidates for governor were required to make their tax returns available to the public. Forty-two candidates properly submitted their tax returns to the secretary of state’s office and are qualified to appear on the Sept. 14 ballot.
Eight other candidates did not qualify at least in part due to the tax return requirement, according to rejection letters released by the secretary of state.
They include conservative talk show host Larry Elder, who is disputing the rejection.
Caitlyn Jenner announces Newsom recall campaign bus tour
Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner will hit the road in California in August on a statewide campaign tour in her bid to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom.
In a press release issued Tuesday, the Jenner campaign said the tour will start in Venice, Calif. on August 12.
"Jenner will be joined by members of the law enforcement community and neighborhood leaders to discuss the homelessness crisis and the increase in violence due to Gavin Newsom's failed policies that have hurt all Californians," the campaign wrote.
Radio host Larry Elder files lawsuit over California ballot
Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder is suing California officials over their decision to block him from the state's upcoming recall election ballot.
The Republican Elder says he filed all the necessary paperwork to qualify to run in the Sept. 14 election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office.
But the secretary of state's office did not include Elder among 41 candidates issued on a preliminary list last weekend, saying he filed incomplete information on income tax returns that are required to run.
In a statement Monday night, Elder's campaign says he filed a suit in Superior Court in Sacramento challenging the decision.
Tax returns show Caitlyn Jenner's income has fallen sharply
Tax filings show Caitlyn Jenner’s earnings have fallen precipitously in the last several years, from a high of $2.5 million in 2016 when she had her own reality TV show to $550,000.
Jenner is among those running in California’s upcoming recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom.
To appear on the ballot, all candidates were required to release their recent tax returns. Jenner's show she made $1.9 million in 2017, when her memoir “The Secrets of My Life” was released, and $2.5 million in 2016, which was the second season of her reality show “I Am Cait.”
But in 2019, the most recent year for which Jenner filed returns, her income was down to $550,000.
California Recall Fast Facts
On July 17, California Secretary of State Shirley Weber released a list of the 41 candidates who qualified to run in the recall election. About 70 candidates initially filed a statement of intent to run with the secretary of state, according to Ballotpedia.
The final day for candidates to file paperwork to run in the recall election was July 16.
The final report from the Secretary of State's office, released on June 23, validated 1,719,943 signatures on the recall petition. The recall effort needed 1,495,709 verified signatures to trigger a recall election. Approximately 441,406 signatures were invalidated.
Only 43 people of the more than 1.7 million Californians who signed the recall petition chose to remove their name from the list.
On July 1, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis finalized the cost of the election at $276 million.
Read more ABC10 stories about the recall:
- Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's gubernatorial campaign plans lawsuit over ballot designation
- California Secretary of State randomly draws order names will appear on recall ballot
- EXPLAINER: How California could recall its governor
- Everything you need to know about the candidates in the Newsom recall election
- Gov. Newsom announces $12 billion investment tackling California homeless crisis