Trump loves to bash California. Why is he quiet on Gavin Newsom's recall?
Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference on May 10, 2021, in Oakland, California. - Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America/TNS

California Republicans are motivated, and the nation is taking notice. After years of declining membership, and repeated failures to win state office, Golden State conservatives feel they have a real shot at kicking California's top Democrat out of office. Big-name GOP players like Mike Huckabee, party chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and the Republican Governors Association are taking notice and contributing money. Prominent donors to former President Donald Trump, like real estate mogul Geoff Palmer, have endorsed the recall. National media attention also ramped up in recent weeks, thanks in part t...