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Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza went to bat for California Republican Larry Elder on Tuesday, urging voters to oust Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom for the first time in the state’s recall election — but it didn’t work out.

Newsom managed to meet challenges from a field of Elder and other Republicans to remain in office to complete his term.


With Tuesday being decision day in the recall election, Piazza, 53, a former star with the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, posted a 44-second video on Twitter endorsing Elder, a conservative talk radio host who was the Republican frontrunner.

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“Get out and vote to call Gavin Newsom back and put Larry Elder in Sacramento,” Piazza said in the video. “When I got to L.A., all my friends were talking about moving to California. And now everyone’s talking about moving out of California. Larry Elder wants to change that. He’s a guy who deeply loves California. And bring back California. Dream. Vote for Larry Elder.”

“Everyone is talking about moving out of California. Larry Elder wants to change that.”

– Mike Piazza, former MLB star

It’s not – Govt. Gavin Newsom survives California recall election

Piazza, a well-known supporter of former President Trump, said that, if Elder were to win, Piazza would personally return to Dodger Stadium for the first time since his MLB career ended “to thank all the Dodgers fans who helped him.” Voted. [Elder] And say hello to the many friends I haven’t seen in a long time.”

However, his efforts appeared to be for naught, as Newsom was projected to remain governor of California and Elder conceded defeat late Tuesday.

Newsom, who was heavily elected governor in 2018 in the heavily blue state, faced a spark last year primarily over allegations that he had misrepresented the state’s response. coronavirus.

Voters were asked two questions on the Newsom recall ballot. The first question was whether the Governor should be removed from office. If more than 50% supported Newsom’s removal, the second question offered a list of 46 candidates running to replace him.

Ballots were mailed last month California’s estimated 22 million registered voters And by the time polling closes, it was required to be postmarked or handed over at 8 p.m. PT.

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Piazza, regarded as one of the greatest offensive catchers in baseball history, was a 62nd-round draft pick by Los Angeles in the 1988 MLB Draft. He played seven seasons with the Dodgers, before being traded to the Florida Marlins, who later flipped him to the Mets.

He helped New York reach the 2000 World Series, although the Mets lost five games to the New York Yankees.

Granthshala News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.