Who Are the Republican Candidates in the California Recall?
Only a handful of candidates have registered any meaningful support in the polls or raised the kind of money needed to run a statewide campaign.,
Who are the Republican candidates?
- Sept. 13, 2021Updated 3:55 p.m. ET
Clockwise from top left: Kevin Faulconer, John Cox, Kevin Kiley, Caitlyn Jenner and Larry Elder.
Dozens of Republicans are running to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom of California. But only a handful of them have registered any meaningful support in the polls or raised the kind of money needed to run a statewide campaign. They include political veterans like Kevin Faulconer, the former mayor of San Diego, and Kevin Kiley, a member of the State Assembly from Rocklin. There are business leaders, including John Cox, who has run for office several times before, and first-time candidates, including Larry Elder, a talk radio personality, and Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympian. Their vast differences reflect the disjointed nature of California’s Republican Party — an institution that has been hollowed out over the years and is now so small that it is practically a third party.
Here is the complete list of challengers from the California secretary of state’s office.