Gavin Newsom spends about $230,000 on ads and billboards blowing up Republican governors in other states, with $23.2 million available his campaign account in the final week of his re-election campaign.
According to the new campaign finance report, the governor conducted a total of 280 elections during the period covered by the report, from July 1 through September 24, including campaign rallies at several restaurants in Washington, D.C. and New York City. spent millions of dollars.
Newsom, who received $2.1 million in donations during that period, is a strong favorite to beat Republican states Senator Brian Dahl in the November 8th election.
The campaign spent $28,181 on print ads in the Houston Chronicle, El Paso Times and Austin American Statesman in July to challenge Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s abortion policy, according to reports.
advertising is About Abbott’s statement he made when he signed the anti-abortion law. “Our Creator gave us the right to live. increase.”
In Newsom’s ad, he crossed out the word “abortion” and wrote “gun violence” instead. Newsom wrote “California” instead of “Texas”.
The ad explains: Today, Governor Newsom signed his SB 1327, California’s response to Texas’ perverse bill that imposed bounties on doctors and patients. ”
“If Governor Abbott really wants to protect his right to life, I urge him to follow California’s precedent,” he added.
Newsom spends $100,000 4th of July Florida TV Ad It aired on Fox stations across the state.
“Today is Independence Day, so let’s talk about what’s going on in America. Freedom. Your state is under attack. Republican leaders are banning books, making voting harder, classrooms It limits speech on social media and criminalizes women and doctors,” Newsom said in a 30-second spot.
he spent another $100,000 It was posted in September on billboards in seven states restricting abortions to promote California’s new abortion access website, abortion.CA.gov.
meeting in a fancy place
The governor visited Washington in July and New York City earlier this month. in Washingtonhe spoke with lawmakers on wildfires, gun violence, and other topics. in new yorkhe attended the Clinton Global Initiative Conference on Climate Action.
While in those cities, Newsom “met and greeted” supporters, said Nathan Crick, a campaign spokesman.
The report states that while in Washington on July 12, Newsom and original partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom attended a campaign meeting at Quill at the Jefferson Hotel. The cost was $364.70 for her.
Two days later, another campaign meeting Quill It costs $321.40.
The Quill is one of the city’s most elegant restaurants. An entree of Martin’s Farm Prime Filet Mignon is $64, while Fettuccine Bolognese with Black Angus Beef, Mirepoix, Pomodoro Sauce and Parmigiano Reggiano is $29. No word on what Newsom was eating or what he ate for election expenses.
That same day, two more campaign meeting costs were listed for nearby St. Regis hotels, with a campaign cost of $1,357.36.
While in New York, Newsom and his wife Thompson Central Park The campaign costs $1,390 for hotels from September 19th to 22nd. The hotel boasts, “Located at the south end of Central Park, Billionaire’s Row location is a short walk to Carnegie Hall.”
A day after Newsom’s speech, the campaign lists “office holder travel costs” at Quality Bistro in New York for $2.549 for 13 people.On the same day, the business trips of office staff increased, and this time Le Grande Busherycosts $472.
Among the local campaign events was a meeting at Moxy Restaurant in Sacramento. The report lists a cost of $214 and an “office charge” of $169 for the appetizer.