"Don't think for a second you can't do damage in that role. Think about the judges he'd appoint," the California Democratic governor said of his opponent during a campaign event.
California voters will decide on September 14 if they want to keep the Democrat in office or replace him with one of his recall challengers.
Polling has shown that 73 percent of Republicans plan on voting in the recall election, compared to just 38 percent of Democrats. That gap could endanger Newsom.
Critics boiled a lengthy interview down to 23 seconds of Larry Elder saying Joe Biden won the presidency "fairly and squarely," but the gubernatorial candidate has lots more to say on the subject.
Supporters of recall candidate Larry Elder say "conscious Christians" are hypocritical for not supporting the conservative African American.
The California Democratic governor announced the mandate during a news conference held at a school in Oakland Wednesday morning.
Republicans in California are outnumbered by Democrats and having five Republicans on the ballot will split GOP votes, increasing Democrats' chances at winning.
"If he is replaced, you'd think that the Democrats would want to weigh in on who they would want to replace him with," lead recall proponent Orrin Heatlie said.
"We are squarely focused on putting California back on track," California GOP Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson said in a statement.
California voters will decide the Democratic governor's fate during the statewide recall election on September 14.
The conservative radio host will attend a fundraiser in Bakersfield the day of the debate, according to his campaign.
The debate will be held at 6 p.m. August 4 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.
"The insiders at California Republican Party are now no better than the Democrats," according to Cox's campaign.
Less than half of the registered voters polled said they would vote to keep Governor Newsom in office.
Though he was initially left off the state's preliminary recall ballot, the conservative radio host was added to the final list of candidates Wednesday.
The Democratic governor is campaigning against those who seek to remove him from office through the recall election on Sept. 14.
A judge ordered the state to add Larry Elder's name to the recall election ballot following a hearing Wednesday afternoon.
One of the two proposed debates would be televised by the Spanish-language network Univision, Kevin Faulconer said Monday.
The California gubernatorial candidate would join a long list of politicians who have used campaign footage for video projects if she later decides to do so.
Elder, known to his fans as the "Sage of South Central," backed former President Donald Trump in 2020.
The estimated cost for the election is around $215 million. Polling suggests that it will not likely succeed in unseating Newsom.
Twice before, the state experienced the dark consequences of reopening too soon and under either confusing or contradictory advice, in May 2020 and again in the late fall and early winter—a miscalculation that led to California's highest monthly COVID death total.
The poll, which was conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California, found that just 11 percent of Democrats in the state said that they would vote to recall Newsom if the special recall election was held today, compared to 86 percent that said they'd vote to keep him.
An economic recovery package worth $100 billion is part of the California governor's new $267.8 billion budget proposal.
Newsom announced a state surplus and plans of how to spend it.
The new poll also found that opposition to the gubernatorial recall campaign is growing among California voters.
Most of the California voters polled, 38 percent, said they wouldn't support any of the possible Republican candidates listed.
Organizers have obtained enough verified signatures to trigger a recall election for the governor in the fall.